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Double Distant

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:42 pm
by DaveHarris
I have just been watching a DVD from Tennents. On one of the west midland branch lines traversed there was a Double Distant signal?

Can anyone explain the purpose of such a signal?

Re: Double Distant

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:38 pm
by John Palmer
My first thought on this was that one distant mounted above another might cover the situation where one distant related to the the block post in advance whilst the other was a 'gate distant' for a level crossing. Based on this, a quick search against 'two distant signals on same post' produced a link to https://www.warwickshirerailways.com/lms/mrfrog1449.htm, which seemed to fit the bill rather nicely, particularly since this is a West Midlands location. Does this match what's shown in your DVD?

Re: Double Distant

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:13 pm
by DaveHarris
Yes it does! many thanks for that! :thumb