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Merstham 1978

Handel Kardas was interested in Sykes' Lock and Block system and was invited by a signalman friend to visit Merstham signal box. The recordings were made on separate, unsynchronised, super 8 films and reel to reel audio tapes which were left to the Bluebell Railway who stored them for a number of years before passing them to this Society.

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This video is intended for viewing at a maximum screen resolution of 1280 pixels wide by 720 pixels high. Please be aware that viewing at a larger size may result in a further loss of clarity and an even 'grainier' appearance.

This video is the copyright of the Signalling Record Society and Bluebell Railway.

Please note that the film is partially silent and that it has not proved possible to fully match sound to visual. Some sound track does exist for the explanation of the Sykes instrument. Offers to accurately match the sound track to the visuals will be appreciated.

Video Credits

Filmed by: Handel Kardas
Filmed in: 1978
Video Editor: John Lacy


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