Elgin West

 

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You can never be too sure how long signal boxes will last on today’s rapidly changing railway. Long term back water of the rail network is the Inverness – Aberdeen line with signal boxes, single line working with token exchange and traditional semaphore signalling. How long will it last?

Elgin West
The 11.48 to Aberdeen approaches Elgin West box. Class 170 Turbostars are common, if unsuitable, trains in the north of Scotland.

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The age-old process of token exchange between signalman and driver. The process of single line working using tokens has been a safe and reliable system for years. After leaving the box, the train will enter the loop at Elgin station.

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