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 Posted: Mon May 20th, 2019 01:35 am
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Hi All,

in the hope that the allmost third try works to start this topic?

Does anyone have more Infos about this nice and small scotish railway station?

The goods shed was my own modifying like the water tower too.
In the position of my goods shed were in the past livestock penses for sheep. Goods vans had been unloaded from street level at the other track with buffer stop.
The longer paralleltrack had been used for goods trains.

How they did the interlocking in the past? Where was the location of a  may be possible signal box?



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Hi Ingo,

Track is a crossing loop around an elevated island platform and station.
Access by subway from street level.

Two sidings on the east side of the station.

Sixteen lever signal cabin at the south end of the platform. Closed in 1968. Still there but boarded up.

Train operated siding points.

Electric token system working until 1967. 

Semaphore signals until 1985.

No reference to a goods shed or water tower.

Some of this from Wiki, so caution advised.

I would imagine the passing loop points were interlocked

Canmore.org.uk has architectural details, well as a decent track plan and some photographs. Search Bridge of Orchy Canmore. There are some photos on flickr.com as well. Photo of the signal cabin in rmweb.co.uk

There is actually quite a lot on the web.


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Late on, the running on the main was reversed (right hand running through the platforms) to make shunting the yard easier apparently.  Could be interesting?

I have access through the Scottish Library Service to many old OS maps, some of which are detailed enough to show track plans and the like.  Plan is exactly as Nigel described with sidings on the southbound side.  Its the sort of thing Ian Futers modelled frequently so looking up his work would be a good start if you want to see what the finished thing might look like!!

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I left out the bit about switching the main line from one side to the other around the island. As far as I can see this was necessary to reduce the time for shunting, as there was no head shunt. The track plan is better suited to a ladder inglenook rather than a Time Saver derivative. Not that there was ever anything but a couple of wagons. These days it's rails and MOW. Presumably the loop was there for passing trains. Points were spring loaded in favor of the main line.
Control of the points is now by centralized radio. Would fit well with DCC.

Fascinating line.

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