On 26/07/2019 21:07, espee8800 wrote:
> There are a couple of locations - Brighton Road and Carlisle St, and Moonee Ponds Jcn at least maybe others - where the junction has been elongated so that the turnouts are not in the middle of the traffic. This ensures that drivers are safe when hand operating the points that did not follow the commend. They could not really be likened to those pictured in earlier posts.
The junction in Swanston St is an example of that. I have attached my pic from 1965 showing the points in the middle of Franklin St.
There's a more recent pic in the TDU archives showing the longish straight section inserted into the original curve to move the blades out of the intersection.
Mal Rowe - infrastructure geek