Double Distant

DaveHarris
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Double Distant

Postby DaveHarris » Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:42 pm

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?

John Palmer
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Re: Double Distant

Postby John Palmer » Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:38 pm

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?

DaveHarris
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Re: Double Distant

Postby DaveHarris » Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:13 pm

Yes it does! many thanks for that! :thumb


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