Sunday, 9 January 2011

Traffic Movements at Sedgeley Junction 1962-1963 (Part 18)

This is the last of a series of posts describing traffic movements I observed whilst unofficially working Sedgeley Junction signal box.

As described in Part 1, you can find the passenger timings here and the freight timings here. The notes are intended to go with a copy of the Train Register Book which is missing so, forty seven years later, the meaning of some of the original notes is not very clear. The original notes appear in italics with minimal editing, sometimes followed by my recent comments attempting clarification. The numbers in brackets have been added to assist in locating entries.

Sedgeley Jn. Friday 14th June 1963

A short evening session.

(1) At 6.01 p.m., I 'Call attention' to Horsley Fields for the down and 'chop' his 'Train Entering Section' for the Up Western. Not realising he's 'in section', I've not 'sent him on' to Dudley, so the approaching train whistles at the adverse distant signal. I quickly 'get the road' for him and pull off for large 'Prairie' 4158 with a W.R. 4-coach corridor set.
(2) T39 goes up - 8725 with a Fowler tender and 1 Van, 1 Open wagon, 1 loaded 'BBE', 1 Van, 5 Plate wagons, a W.R. brake marked 'LLANELLY', a 'Midland Tar Distillers' tank wagon and a B.R. brake.
(3) 5269 eases an Excursion train downhill. It's crowded with children and adults. (4) At 6.39 p.m., the single-unit DMU forming the Up Snow Hill doesn't get our distant because T39 is still clearing Dudley, but we keep him moving.
(5) The Parcels Engine (46457 tender first) takes one 'GUV' and one LMR 'BG' to Walsall.
(6) T39 returns on the down, in a hurry, with Vans, Conflats, a B.R. brake, more Vans, more Conflats and a W.R. brake.
(7) 8769 takes 20 coal.
[No further details]
(8) 'Super D' 9173 takes 10 coal and a B.R. brake.
[No further details]
(9) T63 takes 4 open, 6 coal and a Plate wagon.
[No further details]

My notes suddenly stop here. I'm not sure why.