Speaking of CPL's.......
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Mon Apr 21 09:58:31 EDT 2014
There was an inspect train signal at Kilby,
west of Suffolk for westbounds. It was a
one light signal lettered "Inspect Train".
Provided no defects were detected, the signal
would remain "dark". But if a defect occurred,
the operator or dispatcher would flip the light
on. So what happened if there was a defect
and the bulb had burned out ? Probably
Henry Nase made revisions when he became
Manager of Rules.
There was also a detector at Dwight. In those
days, detectors transmitted sound on the dis-
patcher's line as a train passed. Bear in mind
that after the agent/operators at Windsor, Wake-
field, Waverly went home, the dispatcher at Crewe
didn't get an "OS" in the 45 miles (or so) between
the end of TC at Disputanta, and the distant signal
for the ACL/VGN/NF&D crossing at Suffolk. Ah,
but the detector at Dwight became a "dummy
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