Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Cheltenham Signals

Tuesday 16th Feb

Seven of us today at Cheltenham Racecourse Station.
We have almost finished the re-conditioning of the two platform starter signals - the posts have been
Stripped and repainted and all cleaned and re-painted fittings replaced. Just the ladders to finish with black gloss.
Neil C has reconnected the new 30 pair cable which runs the length of the new platform from the signal box to the bridge. All track circuits, signal repeaters , motor point controls up and working. The cable still needs burying along the base of the platform.

John P, Jim P and Len spent most of the day fitting signal wire pulleys to the base of platform 2, one every 25 feet - drilling and fitting 2 acres with rawlplugs to each one. A further 18 more stakes and pulleys need to be put in up to the new ground signal for the head shunt in due course.

A view of the new ground signal from Hunting Butts

We all missed our colleague Carl S today and wish him a speedy recovery.

Richard C