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Crawley LCs 13/06/2015 at 10:55 #73253
DaveHarries
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Hi all,

Firstly well done to Noel for this sim. That is now three sims which feature locations where my employers have depots: Parsonage Road (Horsham sim), Bath Road (Bristol sim) and Hitchin (Kings Cross sim). Only one missing is Wythenshawe (would be on a Manchester sim if there was one: not sure whether North, Picadilly or what).

I would make one very minor correction to Noel's excellent layout, specifically in the naming of a location. The level crossing at Crawley which is designated as "High Street" is, in fact, Brighton Road. Nice sim though, and not too hard to manage with just one player (at least not early on anyway: only got to 05:27 so far!)

Dave

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Crawley LCs 13/06/2015 at 11:17 #73255
John
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Whilst you are correct in saying the LC is on Brighton Road, it is know as High Street as far as the railway is concerned, and referred to as such in the Sectional Appendix,



and on the panel.


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Crawley LCs 13/06/2015 at 11:38 #73256
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" said:
Only one missing is Wythenshawe (would be on a Manchester sim if there was one: not sure whether North, Picadilly or what).
Either Northenden Jct or Deansgate Junction signalbox. Neither particularly exciting (unless you really enjoy Level Crossings; the Deansgate Junction box controls two with a six minute Metrolink service plus Northern and the odd freight).

There's the right way, the wrong way and the railway.
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Crawley LCs 13/06/2015 at 13:18 #73266
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OK John: thanks for clearing that up. Perhaps High Street did at one time include the road over the Level Crossing in question. I had never been to Crawley and so assumed this was an error.

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Dave

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Crawley LCs 13/06/2015 at 14:08 #73273
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Just a note to say thanks for explaining it John, also Horsham is not "my" sim entirely. It actually started out with Matt Cooper and Andy Greenland and had been sitting on the shelf for a while when I built Dorking as my first sim. However, I felt Dorking was too small for a sim so suggested that Matt has it and merged it with Horsham. Matt however, whilst agreeing that it should be merged, passed Horsham over to me to merge and finish. So there yu go, I'm just one of three dev's involved in this one small sim!
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Crawley LCs 13/06/2015 at 14:19 #73277
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OK John: thanks for clearing that up. Perhaps High Street did at one time include the road over the Level Crossing in question. I had never been to Crawley and so assumed this was an error.

Cheers,
Dave
Not that it matters if the road went over the crossing or not, Hull has 3 (4 if you're being pedantic) level crossings, only 1 of them is named after the actual road that goes over it.

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Crawley LCs 13/06/2015 at 14:26 #73279
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Just a note to say thanks for explaining it John, also Horsham is not "my" sim entirely. It actually started out with Matt Cooper and Andy Greenland and had been sitting on the shelf for a while when I built Dorking as my first sim. However, I felt Dorking was too small for a sim so suggested that Matt has it and merged it with Horsham. Matt however, whilst agreeing that it should be merged, passed Horsham over to me to merge and finish. So there yu go, I'm just one of three dev's involved in this one small sim!
Well thanks to yourself Noel and also Matt & Andy for developing them / it

Gareth

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Crawley LCs 13/06/2015 at 14:31 #73280
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" said:
Just a note to say thanks for explaining it John, also Horsham is not "my" sim entirely. It actually started out with Matt Cooper and Andy Greenland and had been sitting on the shelf for a while when I built Dorking as my first sim. However, I felt Dorking was too small for a sim so suggested that Matt has it and merged it with Horsham. Matt however, whilst agreeing that it should be merged, passed Horsham over to me to merge and finish. So there yu go, I'm just one of three dev's involved in this one small sim!
Good call; I'd say the current sim is about the right size.

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Crawley LCs 14/06/2015 at 13:58 #73329
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Crescent Road AHB LC near Birkdale station in Southport is actually on Eastbourne Road, which is also what the signalbox (closed in 1969) was called.
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Crawley LCs 14/06/2015 at 14:29 #73333
Hooverman
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A nice retro picture there, as it it still has the old style axle counters pre Arun Valley extension.
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Crawley LCs 14/06/2015 at 15:53 #73341
kenf
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Crawley level crossing is the boundary between Brighton Road and the High Street. Originally this was the A23 which has since been rerouted. The original Crawley station was here and I believe was entered from the High Street. The station was moved sometime in the 1960's to its present location. The platforms are all that is left of the original station. However, Crawley signal box (it still stands) is on the Brighton Road side of the crossing it was still in use after the station moved and was used up to Three Bridges took over . This no doubt why signal staff will refer to it as the Brighton Road.L.C. while we locals call it the High Street L.C.
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