Tenterden Town Signal Box

Tenterden Town Signal Box (HM2DZQ)

Location: , England GU27 3BJ West Sussex
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 4.215', W 0° 41.089'

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Kent & East Sussex Railway
Tenterden Town Signal Box

Tenterden signal box was re-constructed at Tenterden in 1973 and commissioned in 1976, having been moved from Chilham, Kent, its former home on the rail network.
The Tablet System

Among the equipment in the signal box is a tablet instrument, which controls the single line to the next station.
The signalman, with permission from his colleague at Rolvenden, takes a tablet from the machine. It is a brass disc, rather like an outsize biscuit, which he hands to the train driver as authority to enter the section.
Once he has removed one tablet, his machine and the identical one at Rolvenden become locked, and no more tablets can be issued.
The tablet travels on the footplate to the far end of the section, where it is replaced in the instrument there.
This frees the instruments so that either signalman can now send another train into the section.
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HM NumberHM2DZQ
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Date Added Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 7:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 662200 N 5660186
Decimal Degrees51.07025000, -0.68481667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 4.215', W 0° 41.089'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 4' 12.9" N, 0° 41' 5.3399999999999" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Tennyson's Ln, England GU27 3BJ, GB
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