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Up and Down signals at Exeter St. Davids 05/03/2021 at 22:38 #137649
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A friend writes:

I think at Exeter St. David's we saw signals on the platform with additional "up" and "down" lenses.

It's many years since I've been there. Can anyone suggest exactly what he's referring to?

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Up and Down signals at Exeter St. Davids 05/03/2021 at 22:45 #137650
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He's possibly referring to OFF indicators on the platform? Or the route indicators associated with the signals reading towards Exeter Central?
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Up and Down signals at Exeter St. Davids 05/03/2021 at 22:50 #137651
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I would strongly suspect that it's the "Off" indicators that are being referred to.
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Up and Down signals at Exeter St. Davids 06/03/2021 at 15:55 #137664
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Steamer in post 137650 said:
He's possibly referring to OFF indicators on the platform? Or the route indicators associated with the signals reading towards Exeter Central?
I think he knows OFF indicators well enough to not call them signals. What are the route indicators? Do you have pictures?

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Up and Down signals at Exeter St. Davids 06/03/2021 at 16:47 #137665
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clive in post 137664 said:
Steamer in post 137650 said:
He's possibly referring to OFF indicators on the platform? Or the route indicators associated with the signals reading towards Exeter Central?
I think he knows OFF indicators well enough to not call them signals. What are the route indicators? Do you have pictures?
Standard theatre boxes on the platform starters-see first image on this page: https://foursquare.com/v/platform-1/4ee060f97ee56b0308e2c18c/photos

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Up and Down signals at Exeter St. Davids 06/03/2021 at 17:51 #137666
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Steamer in post 137665 said:
clive in post 137664 said:
Steamer in post 137650 said:
He's possibly referring to OFF indicators on the platform? Or the route indicators associated with the signals reading towards Exeter Central?
I think he knows OFF indicators well enough to not call them signals. What are the route indicators? Do you have pictures?
Standard theatre boxes on the platform starters-see first image on this page: https://foursquare.com/v/platform-1/4ee060f97ee56b0308e2c18c/photos
According to the plans I've got, none say UP or DN. the closest is UM and DM

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Up and Down signals at Exeter St. Davids 06/03/2021 at 20:57 #137670
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Thanks; I'm sure he was referring to the theatre boxes on the starters.
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Up and Down signals at Exeter St. Davids 06/03/2021 at 20:58 #137671
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Well on the first photo on Steamer's link I see them displaying UW and DW, presumably telling the driver whether the train is going to use the up or down Waterloo line on the incline to Central.

DM would then indicate that you're not going to Exeter Central at all but towards Newton Abbot. I see little use for an UM aspect.

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Up and Down signals at Exeter St. Davids 06/03/2021 at 21:33 #137672
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DN and UP. Looks like painted signs though; probably either OFF or route indicators above.

[Edit] Just found some drivers' manuals - though this is for the signals and may or may not apply to the UP/DN mid-platform indicators:
RY - Riverside Yard
S - Shunt spur
NY - New Yard
[blank for Up Main]
DW - Down Waterloo
UW - Up Waterloo
DM - Down Main
Routing to the LOS on the Up Main behind E35 does not appear to be possible from platforms with route indicators.

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Up and Down signals at Exeter St. Davids 07/03/2021 at 12:06 #137679
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If these were as stated by the OP "we saw signals on the platform" these would certainly be UP and DN mid platform RA indicators.

UW DW DM would. as others have stated, route indicators on E160 E260.

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Up and Down signals at Exeter St. Davids 09/03/2021 at 20:36 #137729
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GeoffM in post 137672 said:
Routing to the LOS on the Up Main behind E35 does not appear to be possible from platforms with route indicators.
Correct, there is no route from Platforms 1 and 3 to the LOS to reverse behind E35. Cost cutting measures when the panel was put in.

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