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Class 47 at Crag Hall

Class 47 at Crag Hall

I seem to remember these weren’t well liked due to a lack of sanders and brakes like a milk float! Notice the steps for the signalman to give and receive block tokens for the single line working. Also the local semaphore set off to give him right of way. A nice gritty black and white image.

Simon Chapman tell us: ”There are still semaphores but they have been replaced with modern safety-minded equipment so that if a technician needs to climb up them for maintenance work he will find it so difficult to fall off. How did they manage climbing signal ladders for the previous 150 years? ”

Image courtesy of Russ Piggot and thanks to Simon Chapman for the update.

1 comment to Class 47 at Crag Hall

  • Simon Chapman

    No they haven’t! They are still semaphores but have been replaced with modern safety-minded equipment so that if a technician needs to climb up them for maintenance work he will find it so difficult to fall off. How did they manage climbing signal ladders for the previous 150 years?