Thursday, 24 January 2013

Pic Of The Week 3

This is a scene you are unlikely to see ever again on the FR.

I know I am not alone in mourning the removal of the passing loop - and more importantly - the signal box at Dduallt.

Yes, you can still see two trains there during gala events when one is locked in the dead end old Down platform, but you could not recreate this 'over and under' moment any more because Dduallt is now in the slap bang in the middle of the Tan y Bwlch to Tanygrisiau block section and so you can only have one train in section at a time.

What a shame it does not still have a signal box and a system with short and long section tokens like Rhiw Goch.

1 comment:

  1. like a lot of things it's progress! I too am a bit dissapointed at the removal of the loop. Even from a passenger point of view passing trains added interest to the journey.
    I remember when Dduallt was the temporary terminus and getting off the train to be served refreshments from the side of the restaurant car! Happy days!