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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:53 am 

Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:08 pm
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Location: Powys Wales

Can anyone explain what exactly is meant by the term "Excepted Train" in the context of LNWR working time tables? It must have something to do with the way the train was prioritised by the signalman, over and above the descriptions "Special Express Goods", "Express Goods", "Fast Goods" etc. In some instances Excepted Trains had the bell code 3-2 associated with them.

Many thanks, Gareth Spencer

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:48 am 

Joined: Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:19 pm
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I think I have seen this term somewhere but cannot at present remember where!

I can state that the bell code 3-2 was used by the LNWR for some/all Special Express Goods, or other express goods trains "requiring exceptional despatch". This crops up in the WTTs and WTT Notices from time to time.

The main question would seem to be "excepted from what"? I cannot answer this without a good deal of extra work (for which no time is available at present), but as a stab in the dark, I might suggest - excepted from normal marshalling arrangements???? Would that make any sense in the context?

If anything else relevant appears I will make a note of it ...


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