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When a railway has single line working the train on the line must be in possession of “The Token.” Here on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway A4 Pacific 60007, “Sir Nigel Gresley,” awaits the incoming train. The signalman is taking the Token from the fireman of Class 5, 76079 and will then pass it to the fireman of the other train so that it can get away up the single line.

Camera: Olympus SP-570UZ


  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    nicely captured Ted.x

  • Thank you Catherine for the comment. – Ted x

    – Edward Denyer

  • Arthur Koole
    Arthur Kooleover 4 years ago

    Its like we just stepped back in time ,,,,,, Great shot well balanced.

  • Thank you Didqy for the comment. – Ted

    – Edward Denyer

  • Gerard Rotse
    Gerard Rotseover 4 years ago

    Nice photo Ted. Well done.

  • Thank you Gerard for the comment. – Ted

    – Edward Denyer

  • David Smith
    David Smithover 4 years ago

    Well taken Ted,it loooks as if it is fine weather as well, Regards Dave.

  • Thanks for the comment Dave. Yes the weather was quite good for the time of year. – Ted

    – Edward Denyer

  • Aggpup
    Aggpupover 4 years ago

    Nice captue Ted, though I don’t suppose the A4s did much single line work in their day

  • Thanks for the comment. I guess you’re right. They tell me the A$ just plays with the stiff gradients on the NYMR. (Preservation Societies send their engines here for testing on the stiff 18 mile run.)

    – Edward Denyer

  • WhiteWedding
    WhiteWeddingover 4 years ago

    Really Nice photo In Full Screen…

  • Thank you so much for the comment. – Ted

    – Edward Denyer

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayover 4 years ago

    Splendid with the smoke! Very sharp and vivid colour. Well composed :) Cheers!

  • Thank you Yannik for the comment and the Fav. – Ted

    – Edward Denyer

  • grannyshot
    grannyshotover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot Ted; I now know about tokens! That must go a long way back….Linda

  • It is the way of single line working since the 1800’s Linda. This was taken only last year. Still in operation on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Thank you for the comment. – Ted

    – Edward Denyer

  • CiaoBella
    CiaoBellaabout 4 years ago

    Great image – love the insight about using tokens too

  • Thank you so much for the comment and encouragement CiaoBella. – Ted

    – Edward Denyer

  • Darren Kitchen
    Darren Kitchenabout 4 years ago

    Great capture Ted…There is a staff & token exchange on the preston to ormskirk line also..

  • Thanks for the comment Darren. It is widespread on most of the preserved lines as they are nearly all now single working. – Ted

    – Edward Denyer

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