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Signalling Notices

(1988)



SUNDAY 24 APRIL - WEST HIGHLAND RADIO ELECTRONIC TOKEN BLOCK - COMMISSIONING BETWEEN TAYNUILT AND OBAN - The Special Notice, previously issued, (dated 27 March, 1988) entitled WORKING OF WEST HIGHLAND LINE - ISSUED TO INCORPORATE SOUTH END COMMISSIONING OF RADIO ELECTRONIC TOKEN BLOCK WORKING BETWEEN CRAIGENDORAN JUNCTION AND UPPER TYNDRUM, AND CRIANLARICH AND TAYNUILT will be amended as necessary to incorporate the above commissioning between Taynuilt and Oban by means of a Special Amendment Sheets to take effect from 24 April 1988.

Stations and Depots with trainmen working who previously received the Special Notice, through the area, not having received this Special Amendment Sheets must advise the Regional Operations Manager, ScotRail House, Glasgow by telephone (041-2603/2280).


SPECIAL NOTICE
PERMANENT WAY AND
SIGNALLING ARRANGEMENTS


WORKING OF WEST HIGHLAND LINE ISSUED TO INCORPORATE THE SOUTH END
COMMISSIONING OF RADIO ELECTRONIC TOKEN BLOCK WORKING BETWEEN
CRAIGENDORAN JUNCTION AND UPPER TYNDRUM AND CRIANLARICH AND TAYNUILT

Note the following AMENDMENTS to the above notice :-

TITLE PAGE

Amend reference to  "Crianlarich and Taynuilt"
to read  "Crianlarich and Oban"

Page 1

OPENING ARRANGEMENTS

Amend to read:-

The amendments to the permanent way and signalling arrangements herein to reflect the commissioning of the Radio Electronic Token Block working between Taynuilt and Oban, as shown in this Amendment Sheet, will be brought into use on Sunday 24 April.

DESCRIPTION OF SCHEME

Add : -  "Taynuilt" to list of block posts to be closed.
 
Amend : -  References (2) to "Taynuilt"
 
to read :-  "Oban".

METHOD OF WORKING

Delete :-  2nd sentence of 1st paragraph.
 
Amend :-  reference to "Taynuilt" in 2nd paragraph
 
to read  "Oban"

Add to list of token exchange points:-

Connel
Oban

Add to list of emergency BT telephone locations in 5th paragraph:-

"Connel and Oban"

SIGNALLING ARRANGEMENTS

Page 2

Helensburgh Upper

Delete :- 2nd sentence of 2nd paragraph - "Associated AWS track equipment will be provided".

Page 4

Taynuilt

Amend entry under this heading to read :-

The notice boards, previously provided, worded "Radio Token Working" and "End of Radio Token Working" will be removed.

Add :-

Connel Ferry

The following boards will be provided, on left of drivers except where otherwise stated:-

Facing to Up direction trains

"Stop - Obtain Token and Permission to Proceed", with supplementary board worded, "Drivers in possession of Long Section Token may Proceed" - on the single line at the Taynuilt end of the platform.

"Stop - Obtain Token and Permission to Proceed" - on loop line at the exit connection on the Taynuilt side.

Reflectorised distant board - 1900 yards from and on the approach to Up single line stop board.

Facing to Down direction trains

"Stop - Obtain Token and Permission to Proceed", with supplementary board worded, "Drivers in possession of Long Section Token may Proceed" - on the single line at Oban end of platform.

"Stop - Obtain Token and Permission to Proceed" - on loop line at the exit connection on the Oban side, on right of drivers.

Reflectorised distant board - 1060 yards in rear of Down single line stop board.

A.W.S track equipment will be provided 200 yards on the approach to each distant board.

Double-sided Station limits boards will be provided 300 yards from and on the Taynuilt side of the loop exit connection and 440 yards from and on the Oban side of the Down single line stop board.

Oban

The following boards will be provided, on left of drivers except where otherwise stated:-

Facing to Up direction trains

"Stop - Obtain Token and Permission to Proceed" - approaching exit from platform line.

"Stop - Obtain Token and Permission to Proceed" - approaching exit from Loco Release line, on right of drivers.

"Stop - Obtain Token and Permission to Proceed" - approaching exit from Oil Depot.

A Double-sided Station limits board will be provided 300 yards from and on the Taynuilt side of the exit connection from the Oil Depot.

RADIO CHANNELS

Amend entry under this heading to read :-

The extent of the area covered by each radio channel is as follows:-


RADIO CHANNEL
NUMBER
FROM TO

109 Glasgow Queen St Craigendoran

105 Craigendoran 12 1/2 MP - Between Garelochhead and Glen Douglas

108 12 1/2 MP - Between Garelochhead and Glen Douglas Ardlui

125 Ardlui Upper Tyndrum

125 Ardlui 39 MP - Between Tyndrum Lower and Dalmally

104 Fort William Loch Eil OB

108 Loch Eil OB Lochailort

102 Lochailort Mallaig Station

109 39 MP - Between Tyndrum Lower and Dalmally 53.3/4 MP - Between Loch Awe and Taynuilt (Pass of Brander)

105 53.3/4 MP - Between Loch Awe and Taynuilt (Pass of Brander) 65 MP - Between Taynuilt and Connel Ferry

121 65 MP - Between Taynuilt and Connel Ferry Oban Station