The Last Years of Single-needle Telegraph on the LNER & Herts.

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Re: The Last Years of Single-needle Telegraph on the LNER & Herts.

Post by StevieG » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:58 am

Many thanks Dave. And we'll done for spotting the missing 'e' (I didn't !).
Be interesting to see how George responds to such a communication ! :D
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Re: The Last Years of Single-needle Telegraph on the LNER & Herts.

Post by StevieG » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:27 pm

Thank you so much for the photos of the NBR 1906 book 52A. Good of you to have gone to the trouble of scanning those. I think that's the earliest dated such publication that I've ever seen.
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Re: The Last Years of Single-needle Telegraph on the LNER & Herts.

Post by R. pike » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:48 pm

At least my batteries are correctly labelled..
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This came with a job lot of labels that i thought looked good and were later identified as ex Cadwell signalbox.

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Re: The Last Years of Single-needle Telegraph on the LNER & Herts.

Post by Mickey » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:42 am

As shown above.

Those Traffolyte designed labels were to be found everywhere in s/boxes at onetime and were usually to be found on 'lever badges' describing the individual lever number and what that individual lever actually worked and any other lever numbers which worked off that same lever that may needed to be either pulled or reversed in conjunction with the lever also the inscribed labels were fixed on the B.R. 'plastic' block instruments inscribed either 'Up Line' or 'Down Line' and also they were fixed on the block shelf under individual wooden block instruments and block bells and they were also fixed to signal or point indicators on the block shelf and also any 'Light Out' indicators for signal lamps in the box and any other S&T s/box equipment.

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Re: The Last Years of Single-needle Telegraph on the LNER & Herts.

Post by R. pike » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:37 pm


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Re: The Last Years of Single-needle Telegraph on the LNER & Herts.

Post by StevieG » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:05 am

'The oldest telegraph circuit?' Sounds like a reasonable claim R. Pike.
HD / BG, the Hatfield No.1 - Biggleswade South circuit.
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Re: The Last Years of Single-needle Telegraph on the LNER & Herts.

Post by S&T » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:38 am

Can someone provide a list of the circuits into KX please?
Many thanks
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Re: The Last Years of Single-needle Telegraph on the LNER & Herts.

Post by StevieG » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:37 am

As far as the single-needle circuits in the signal boxes reaching KX went S&T, I only know of : -
KC-BN
KC-UF
KC-HT
KC-FO.
I have no info on any others or any other types of circuits that KX Telegraph Office may have had.
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Re: The Last Years of Single-needle Telegraph on the LNER & Herts.

Post by S&T » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:06 pm

Thanks for the info Steve.

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