LMS Route: Evesham to Birmingham
Harvington Station: mrhv574a
Close up of image 'mrhv574' showing the entrance to the passing
loop, short shunting spur and loading gauge in greater detail. The ground
signal controlling traffic exiting the siding and bound for Evesham is seen on
the right, but this side has the colour sequence reversed (see image 'mrhv572'), a dark background with a light coloured arm.
This aided the driver to know which direction the signal was controlling when
viewed at night or in poor weather. The equivalent disc signal controlling
access from the loop line to the running for Redditch can be seen in the
distance. The loading gauge is not very distinguishable in the above photograph
being of a curved shape made out of thin metal and suspended from a metal arm
by chains. The gauge was shaped to the loading limits relevant to the line its
purpose was to show the station staff and the guard of the train if any loads
placed in open wagons hit the gauge when exiting the siding.