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    Hi,

    I have a photo of Kirkdale West signal box which shows a warning sign on one end. It reads:
    WARNING
    KEEP OFF
    ELECTRIC
    LIVE RAILS

    The overall sign was white but the word "WARNING" was in white (I think - it's a B&W photo) in a dark red rectangle but my question is "what colour font was "KEEP OFF etc" in? Was it red or black on the white background?


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    Any help greatly appreciated.

    David C

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    Since its a warning sign it would have been in red as most signs issuing a danger notice are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidCatton View Post
    Hi,

    I have a photo of Kirkdale West signal box which shows a warning sign on one end. It reads:
    WARNING
    KEEP OFF
    ELECTRIC
    LIVE RAILS

    The overall sign was white but the word "WARNING" was in white (I think - it's a B&W photo) in a dark red rectangle but my question is "what colour font was "KEEP OFF etc" in? Was it red or black on the white background?

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    David C
    Strange as it seems, I think the writing was black.

    David, are you any relation to Bernie Catton who was a Driver at Kirkdale?

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    Hi,

    I've been persuaded by a poster on another forum (who sent me a photo of one of these signs at Sandhills Station) where I posted the same query that the rectangle in which "Warning" appears was maroon and the rest of the script was in the same maroon. I was pretty certain that the rest of the script was black so maybe there were two sorts of sign? Anyway, Scalescenes <scalescenes.com> have now very kindly sent me a set of maroon signs for my model of Bankhall Shed and Kirkdale Station. (I have no connection with this company other than as a customer.)

    Am I related to Bernie Catton? Probably. I come from a very convoluted family and have many half-cousins whom I've never met. I do recall being told that it was a Catton who drove the first service train through the loop under Liverpool so maybe that was Bernie? Does anyone know if he's still alive and how I might contact him?

    Cheers,

    David C

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidCatton View Post
    Hi,

    I have a photo of Kirkdale West signal box which shows a warning sign on one end. It reads:
    WARNING
    KEEP OFF
    ELECTRIC
    LIVE RAILS

    The overall sign was white but the word "WARNING" was in white (I think - it's a B&W photo) in a dark red rectangle but my question is "what colour font was "KEEP OFF etc" in? Was it red or black on the white background?

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    David C
    http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=88&t=51122

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidCatton View Post
    Hi,

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    Am I related to Bernie Catton? Probably. I come from a very convoluted family and have many half-cousins whom I've never met. I do recall being told that it was a Catton who drove the first service train through the loop under Liverpool so maybe that was Bernie? Does anyone know if he's still alive and how I might contact him?
    Hi David, that was Bernie who drove the first train through the loop.
    I used to be a Driver at Kirkdale in the early 80's, Bernie instructed me during my Driving course. I'll make some enquiries to see if he's still around and get back to you.

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