60027 Merlin Where is this location?

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60027 Merlin Where is this location?

Post by neildimmer » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:29 pm

Hi All

Can anyone ID the location of 60027 Merlin in this photos?

http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 68144.html

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Re: 60027 Merlin Where is this location?

Post by S.A.C. Martin » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:34 pm

Sorry Neil, I don't where that is. But looking at your link, and this pic after it - http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 09519.html

What's happened to poor old woodcock's roof there?! :shock:

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Re: 60027 Merlin Where is this location?

Post by 52A » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:21 pm

It looks like somewhere around Greenfield on the Diggle line to me.

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Re: 60027 Merlin Where is this location?

Post by R. pike » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:29 pm

The shot of an A4 passing Finsbury Park No5 is interesting. I think the signal has convex lenses and an Adlake intensified light.

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Re: 60027 Merlin Where is this location?

Post by stembok » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:52 pm

Possibly 5/6/1965 on the Waverley route. There was a rail tour 1X18 Edinburgh -Newcastle-Carlisle - Hawick - Edinburgh to be hauled throughout by 60052. At Carlisle it was found the A3 had run hot and 60027 was grabbed from Kingmoor to complete the tour. Sorry cannot be more precise regarding location, but I hope this helps. Looking at the factory chimneys in the picture wonder if it might perhaps be Hawick or Galashiels?

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Re: 60027 Merlin Where is this location?

Post by 52D » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:51 pm

Its Gala neil has posted on another site and someone identified it as Gala . My thoughts were Edinburgh sub.
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

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Re: 60027 Merlin Where is this location?

Post by 52A » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:12 pm

Splendid, thought someone would hit on the right location.

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Re: 60027 Merlin Where is this location?

Post by neildimmer » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:02 pm

Cheers Guys, i have added Galashiels to the caption

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Re: 60027 Merlin Where is this location?

Post by neildimmer » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:04 pm

Simierski wrote:Sorry Neil, I don't where that is. But looking at your link, and this pic after it - http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 09519.html

What's happened to poor old woodcock's roof there?! :shock:

Does look a sorry state indeed

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Re: 60027 Merlin Where is this location?

Post by 73D » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:18 pm

Simierski wrote:Sorry Neil, I don't where that is. But looking at your link, and this pic after it - http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 09519.html

What's happened to poor old woodcock's roof there?! :shock:
It has just had the middle 'removable' section removed to allow chains to be attached for lifting. The fall plate has also been raised to allow this.

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Re: 60027 Merlin Where is this location?

Post by StevieG » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:16 pm

R. pike wrote:The shot of an A4 passing Finsbury Park No5 is interesting. I think the signal has convex lenses and an Adlake intensified light.
I knew this location not many years later when, for some reason not apparent to me, this signal had become a shortened arm, with sighting board, on a tubular post.
But pretty sure it had a bright electric lamp then ; I presumed because about 300 yards straight ahead on a bracket in front of the Up 'Highgate' line flyover with Down Slow 1 signals, was Harringay West Station ('Harringay Passenger') box's independent Down Fast Distant signal, which could be 'off' while a train had to be detained at No.5's Home signal at Danger (such as when HWS was switched out.).
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Re: 60027 Merlin Where is this location?

Post by R. pike » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:55 pm

I think there may have been some sort of mechanical repeater in rear of this signal. I can't remember where i saw the photo though.

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Re: 60027 Merlin Where is this location?

Post by StevieG » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:36 pm

I too have seen something indicating a repeater, though my memory of whatever source it was, is that the repeater (square-ended yellow/black stripe miniature somersault?) stood in roughly the same location, but the main home was beyond the box, much closer to the DS1-DF crossover that it protected.
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Re: 60027 Merlin Where is this location?

Post by R. pike » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:58 pm

That sounds about right. Now where was that picture?

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Re: 60027 Merlin Where is this location?

Post by StevieG » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:29 am

StevieG wrote:I too have seen something indicating a repeater, though my memory of whatever source it was, is that the repeater (square-ended yellow/black stripe miniature somersault?) stood in roughly the same location, but the main home was beyond the box, much closer to the DS1-DF crossover that it protected.
Oops! Forgot to mention that the repeater was also depicted as if having a 'black'(?) letter 'R' on the arm.
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