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Why isn't ground signal 705 white?

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Why isn't ground signal 705 white? 13/07/2013 at 12:24 #47080
maxand
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6B15 is stopped at signal #705, facing Up (i.e., left) after having reversed direction at Salisbury Spur. A route has been set for it from signal #705 to Down Yard 1-5 (and also from #701 to 705).

Even when 6B15 begins to move, the shunt signal stays red. Why is this? If 701 is approach-controlled, I would have expected it to change to white as soon as the train approaches it.


Last edited: 13/07/2013 at 12:36 by maxand
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Why isn't ground signal 705 white? 13/07/2013 at 12:41 #47083
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Presumably it is to control the trains speed, but I'm not sure why 705 is approach released when 703 isn't.


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Why isn't ground signal 705 white? 13/07/2013 at 12:57 #47084
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I'm not sure why 705 is approach released when 703 isn't
In my experience #705 doesn't appear to release when a train approaches or passes it.

Last edited: 13/07/2013 at 12:57 by maxand
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Why isn't ground signal 705 white? 13/07/2013 at 13:45 #47086
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" said:
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I'm not sure why 705 is approach released when 703 isn't
In my experience #705 doesn't appear to release when a train approaches or passes it.
705 does release from red. Perhaps you're always elsewhere on the panel when it clears?

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Why isn't ground signal 705 white? 13/07/2013 at 14:24 #47091
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Thanks Steamer - I'll look more carefully!

(Added) You're right - it does clear. Apologies. Must be approach-controlled (unusual for a ground signal?)


(this is a different train from earlier example)

Last edited: 13/07/2013 at 14:51 by maxand
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Why isn't ground signal 705 white? 14/07/2013 at 01:35 #47116
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" said:
Presumably it is to control the trains speed, but I'm not sure why 705 is approach released when 703 isn't.

703 isn't as the approach release is handled by 407.

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