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Conwy Valley Signal Box Visits, - 22nd June 2018

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Llandudno box looking towards Llandudno Junction (the track plan in TRACKmaps Vol 4, p36C, (Aug 2013) is out of date - the crossover between P1 and P2 once used for running round has gone too).<br>[&copy; Nick Jones 2018]

The current Llandudno box diagram shows these ground signals with miniature arms, but the assumption was that on the ground they were disc signals, although our party was not able to investigate and confirm this, or if both signals are still in place on the ground. [Does anyone know?]<br>[&copy; Nick Jones 2018]

The view of Llandudno station<br>[&copy; Nick Jones 2018]

When there were 5 platforms, 4 with run round facilities, and carriage sidings (you should see the other 80 Figures too!).<br>[&copy; Nick Jones 2018]

Taking the plunge.<br>[&copy; Nick Jones 2018]

In the locking room, beneath the frame, looking up at the roof (which is the lever room floor), the locking mechanism is on the right running down a vertically.<br>[&copy; Nick Jones 2018]

Deganwy Station with an Arriva Wales 158 ready to depart to Llandudno.<br>[© Nick Jones 2018]

Deganwy Signal Box<br>[© Nick Jones 2018]

Deganwy<br>[© Nick Jones 2018]

Llandudno Junction Signal Box<br>[© Nick Jones 2018]

Llandudno Junction<br>[© Nick Jones 2018]

Llandudno Junction<br>[© Nick Jones 2018]

Llandudno Junction<br>[&copy; Nick Jones 2018]

Llandudno Junction<br>[&copy; Nick Jones 2018]

TAL-Y-CAFN & EGLWYSBACH reproduction running-in board.<br>[&copy; Nick Jones 2018]

Tal-Y-Cafn repeater<br>[&copy; Nick Jones 2018]

Not many people know this, but signal box visiting is surprisingly hungry work. On the left is the well travelled Angus McDougall and to the right is the fixture organiser, Barney Clark, both flagging a bit and signalling time for lunch.<br>[&copy; Nick Jones 2018]

Tal-Y-Cafn<br>[&copy; Nick Jones 2018]

Tal-Y-Cafn<br>[&copy; Nick Jones 2018]

Tal-Y-Cafn<br>[&copy; Nick Jones 2018]

Tal-Y-Cafn<br>[&copy; Nick Jones 2018]

Tal-Y-Cafn<br>[&copy; Nick Jones 2018]

Tal-Y-Cafn<br>[&copy; Nick Jones 2018]

Tal-Y-Cafn<br>[&copy; Nick Jones 2018]

Llanrwst Signal Box<br>[© Nick Jones 2018]

The Llandudno Junction - Llanrwst token machine uses tokens with round holes; it is Llandudno end of the box in the corner.<br>[© Nick Jones 2018]

The Llanrwst - Blaenau Ffestiniog machine has tokens with triangular holes and is at the Blaenau end of the box in the corner.<br>[© Nick Jones 2018]

Llanrwst<br>[© Nick Jones 2018]

Blaenau Ffestiniog<br>[© Nick Jones 2018]

Detail of No3 Ground Frame at the south end of the station controlling the point there accessing the siding/run round loop.<br>[© Nick Jones 2018]

The vital six inch gap in the rails severing the Trawsfynydd branch from the national network.<br>[© Nick Jones 2018]

Looking south from Blaenau Ffestiniog station, along the very inviting disused branch to Trawsfynydd, showing the trap point. The two very rusty levers of Blaenau Ffestiniog No4 Ground Frame that controlled it poke out of the vegetation middle left.<br>[© Nick Jones 2018]