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Single line token exchange apparatus
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GB1796_RAILWAYSLIDES_987_168_41
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unidentified
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
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11709
KEYWORDS
railways
trains
transport
locomotives
engines
steam
London Midland & Scottish Railway
signalling
safety
Single line token exchange apparatus

This photo shows single-line token exchange apparatus on the Strath class locomotive HR 90 'Grandtully'.

To go on a single-track line, the train driver must have a single-line token. These tokens are used to ensure that there are never more than one train on the same stretch of single
line together. This equipment exchanged single line tokens.

This photograph shows HR 90 'Grandtully'. It had originally been named 'Glentromie' and was renumbered on three occasions: to 90A in May 1918; to 90 in September 1919; and to 90A again in November 1919. It was withdrawn from service and sold in 1923.

The 'Strath' class of 4-4-0 passenger locomotives were built for the Highland Railway by Neilson Reid & Co. of Glasgow in 1892. They were built to the design of David Jones, the company's locomotive superintendent, and were similar in design to his other locomotives, with the exception of having larger boilers. The twelve locomotives were numbered 89 to 100 and six of them passed into LMS ownership in 1923.


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Single line token exchange apparatus

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This photo shows single-line token exchange apparatus on the Strath class locomotive HR 90 'Grandtully'. <br /> <br /> To go on a single-track line, the train driver must have a single-line token. These tokens are used to ensure that there are never more than one train on the same stretch of single <br /> line together. This equipment exchanged single line tokens.<br /> <br /> This photograph shows HR 90 'Grandtully'. It had originally been named 'Glentromie' and was renumbered on three occasions: to 90A in May 1918; to 90 in September 1919; and to 90A again in November 1919. It was withdrawn from service and sold in 1923.<br /> <br /> The 'Strath' class of 4-4-0 passenger locomotives were built for the Highland Railway by Neilson Reid & Co. of Glasgow in 1892. They were built to the design of David Jones, the company's locomotive superintendent, and were similar in design to his other locomotives, with the exception of having larger boilers. The twelve locomotives were numbered 89 to 100 and six of them passed into LMS ownership in 1923. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a><br />