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Signalling Record Society - 50 Years

FARSAP logo  Working of Single Lines: Train Staff & Ticket

This video describes the origin and development of the Train Staff and Ticket system as a means of controlling occupation of single line sections of line. It also sets out the reasons for the resurgence of this system from the late 20th century onward.

There are separate videos for Tyer's Key Token and Tyer's Tablet operation, filmed at the Kent & East Sussex Railway.

Outdoor filming for this video was also carried out at Rolvenden and Tenterden Town by kind permission of the Kent & East Sussex Railway although they don't use this method of signalling.

This video is intended for viewing at a maximum screen resolution of 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high. Please be aware that viewing at a larger size may result in a loss of clarity and a 'grainy' appearance.


Video Credits

Filmed by: Richard Pulleyn & Neil MacKay
Filmed In: 2019
Presenter: Colonel John Young
Video Editor: Derek Young

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The material may be freely used except for sale or advertising purposes.


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