Lead acid accumulators

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Richard Powell
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Lead acid accumulators

Post by Richard Powell » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:04 am

This popped up from a discussion elsewhere, and I wondered what the answer was.

Block signals, track indicators and possibly signal lamp pyrometers all needed electricity. In the LNWR era I have always assumed they were powered by lead acid accumulators. If so, were the accumulators kept in the signal boxes, and if so, where?

Richard

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Philip Millard
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Re: Lead acid accumulators

Post by Philip Millard » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:43 am

The accumulators were kept cupboards in the locking rooms below the signal cabins.
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Re: Lead acid accumulators

Post by reginstone » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:59 pm

Yes, they were. Or in some cases in a separate battery room in the ground floor of the signalbox.

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Re: Lead acid accumulators

Post by Richard Powell » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:45 pm

Thank you both

Richard

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