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  1. Mogul replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    My reply is intended in the same spirit. Very much an issue Swanage wrestles with. Destroying is a strong word but what level of compromise are you willing to accept?

    Jan 15, 2018 at 12:48 AM
  2. Mogul replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Come and volunteer on Swanage for 2018. You will only then start to understand the extent of the over simplification of this and the far reaching implications for every part of the Railway.

    Jan 14, 2018 at 6:42 PM
  3. Mogul liked Dave Stapleton's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    A person opening and closing a set of traditional (Heritage?) crossing gates, as and when needed, seems such a simple and so much cheaper solutuion to all this technical stuff. Why has it all got so complicated? I'll get my coat... :rolleyes: :)

    Jan 13, 2018 at 9:53 PM
  4. Mogul replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    That's pretty much how Norden works. The crossing is the boundary between two token sections so stop signals in either direction also protect the crossing and are interlocked so cant be cleared until crossing is down. Trains approaching from...

    Jan 13, 2018 at 2:42 PM
  5. Mogul replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I cant provide traffic stats for Norden and don't know Seaward Road but the crossing at Norden does not cross the main road to Swanage. Its on a side road installed by BP some years back to access their Wytch Farm oil gathering station. The road...

    Jan 13, 2018 at 1:12 PM
  6. Mogul liked Another Yorkshireman's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Maybe because when MRL get their 'no brianer' commuter service and the signal boxes have to be closed and replaced by control from Exeter [because the volunteers won't turnout at 0600 to open the gates for the incoming ecs for the first departure...

    Jan 13, 2018 at 1:07 PM
  7. Mogul replied to the thread 30120.

    That diagrams not right! The coal should be falling out the door!;)

    Jan 12, 2018 at 11:38 PM
  8. Mogul replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I'm not sure as I think we are still under the warranty period at the moment but there is a service level agreement in place with the supplier. I thought it was just as a matter of interest as to what these things generally cost and how big a...

    Jan 12, 2018 at 11:24 PM
  9. Mogul replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Its not specific but does refer to "The costs of the works are estimated at £850K, based on typical National Rail rates for a similar controlled crossing." and also to "...additional barriers (upgrading from two to four)..." and "One benefit of...

    Jan 12, 2018 at 9:21 PM
  10. Mogul replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Interesting. Are these to be traditional style wooden gates that close across the track?

    Jan 12, 2018 at 8:29 PM
  11. Mogul replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Sadly I very much doubt gates would be allowed. I suspect current crossing regulations might require the current single barrier to be upgraded to double barrier. These systems, which would essentially be the same specification as those used on...

    Jan 12, 2018 at 12:26 PM