New Barnet Sidings

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Mickey
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Re: New Barnet Sidings

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CORRECTION on my part Stevie, yes your drawing makes everything clear now as it was so the diamond crossing with double-slips that I posted DIDN'T exist although a fixed diamond crossing did exist but not how I described it with double-slips.

I have amended and also deleted parts of my previous two posts on this subject.

Thanks Stevie.
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Mickey
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Re: New Barnet Sidings

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With regards to the Up Goods line from New Barnet South Box to where it converged into the Up slow line just north of Oakleigh Park station in my opinion it was a 'funny bit of railway' in some ways in regards to the exit from the south end of the Up sidings crossed through the 'run off' line from the Up Goods line via a fixed diamond crossing into a dead end sand drag as can be seen in Stevie's drawing. I remember it more clearly now from the drawing and Oakleigh Park's Up slow line semaphore home signal that was carried on a wooden bracket post with a top final (spike at the top) I always found an interesting signal to look at while travelling as a passenger on a passing train in either direction circa 1968-1970.

While I am still on the subject of the Up Goods line from New Barnet to Oakleigh Park the Oakleigh Park Up Goods line semaphore distant signal is worth a brief mention in that it was another interesting signal that was carried on a rather tall straight concrete post and stood directly opposite or diagonally opposite New Barnet South Box with this same tall distant signal also standing just yards opposite from the New Barnet South Box Up slow line semaphore starting signal which was carried on a lattice bracket post (which appeared to be leaning slightly towards the Up Goods line?) which also carried the Oakleigh Park inner semaphore distant signal beneath it.

I use to like the New Barnet and Oakleigh Park area up until the autumn of 1970 when it was still a mixture of mainly semaphore signals with a few older colour light signals mixed in as well.

The former open site of the Oakleigh Park Up sidings was built on for residential housing back in the 1980s.
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RE Somers Town& the beer vaults

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Hi "In front of the old signalbox(demolished '57 & replaced with a new pwr box on a new site) @ platforms end @ St.Pancras Station stood an Hydraulically operated lift for transferring wagons to a lower (sic)level,with hydraulic capstans for moving the wagons,this lift was still in situ in 1963,all though not known if in use.ref: Railways Then & Now, Edwin Course Batsford 1979,can we now assume as @Broad Street (lower lvl) rails were in place &likely capstan operated also.jj
Mickey
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Re: New Barnet Sidings

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Meanwhile back at New Barnet...

I did notice maybe six or seven years ago when riding on a train through New Barnet seeing a ground position light signal which I believe was applicable from the Up siding(s) leading to the Up slow line to the south of New Barnet station and was roughly opposite to where New Barnet South Box once stood anyway this particular ground signal appeared to almost be situated at the bottom of someone's back garden which ran along side the railway at that point which amused me. I presume the owner of the house concerned could look out of the back window and quite clearly see the ground signal a few yards away from his living room?.

That ground signal may have been worked off a lever operated ground frame released by Kings Cross PSB at that particular time.
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