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PURBECK RAILWAY CIRCLE. “Signalling the Link” A presentation by Mike Walshaw, Swanage Railway Signal & Telegraph Dept.

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1 PURBECK RAILWAY CIRCLE

2 “Signalling the Link” A presentation by Mike Walshaw, Swanage Railway Signal & Telegraph Dept.

3 “Project Wareham” will see the Swanage Railway linked with the Main Line at Worgret Junction under a Swanage Railway – Network Rail Partnership.

4 Show No.2 We look at the work being done by Network Rail and its contractor Signalling Solutions Ltd at Wareham and on the Swanage Branch Line.

5 As part of the Poole to Wool Re-Signalling Project, Network Rail installed new crossover points at Wareham.

6 These dramatic pictures show the work done on the night of 24/25 October 2012

7 The track train waits on the Swanage Branch

8 The new crossover points, pre-assembled off-site

9 Old track is lifted out. Wareham Signal Box is to the left

10 More track is lifted

11 Spent ballast is dug out

12 The new points are lifted into position

13 Hordes of workers get busy

14 More track is lifted

15 More spent ballast is lifted out

16 New ballast is shovelled into place

17 The track lining and tamping machine gets to work

18 The finished job ready for the next day’s trains. But trains cannot yet cross over!

19 In December 2012, Network Rail renewed the points at Worgret Junction, where the Swanage Branch leaves the Main Line

20 Here are the points at Worgret Junction before renewal. The Ground Lever Frame is in the tin shelter!

21 Engineers’ trains wait on the Main Line

22 Men at work at the Ground Frame

23 Heavy machinery at work digging out ballast

24 Rails are cut and lifted

25 Confusion reigns!

26 Spent ballast is dug out

27 Ballast is spread

28 Ballast is levelled.

29 The tamping machine at work

30 Just testing with a Class 66 loco!

31 Network Rail have also installed Signals and Equipment Cabinets on the Branch Line for the link with the Swanage Railway

32 This will be the new Up Distant Signal near the Bridge over the River Frome.

33 This is where the signal is located. The Bridge over the River Frome is in the background

34 At Wareham there is a Token Instrument Cabinet on each platform

35 On the Down Platform

36 And on the Up Platform

37 The Token Instrument Cabinet is the larger one

38 Photo credits: Andrew P.M. Wright, and Mike Walshaw

39 Show No.3 will highlight the work done by the Staff of the Swanage Railway to introduce the new Token Block Signalling System between Norden and Wareham


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