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1 hour ago, Sea Dog said:

Oh I don't know - I think 17 minutes should be more than enough for anyone to wind a narrowboat. ;)

I dont even think that one is 17m wide any more....its not been dredged for about 15 years and gets the run off from the distribution park above it.

I used to be able to turn there (70 footer), in 2008/9, but it's hardly even a winding hole now, just a slightly wider bit of canal.

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Last time I went through Armitage "Tunnel", I didn't sound the horn, turn on the tunnel light, or wear a life jacket, so this sign was too late for me and I clearly put myself and others in mortal danger. Thank goodness CaRT and their heroic blue sign installers are now on the case.

61m in 2 minutes is less than 1mph, so I was speeding too and could have run over a canoeist even if they did have a headlight.

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20 minutes ago, Jen-in-Wellies said:

Last time I went through Armitage "Tunnel", I didn't sound the horn, turn on the tunnel light, or wear a life jacket, so this sign was too late for me and I clearly put myself and others in mortal danger. Thank goodness CaRT and their heroic blue sign installers are now on the case.

61m in 2 minutes is less than 1mph, so I was speeding too and could have run over a canoeist even if they did have a headlight.


Ah yes,  the mathematical nonsense of “Average transit time at 2mph…”.

 

But as for Armitage Tunnel I feel CRT are damned as they do and damned if they don’t as far as the signage is concerned.

 

It may no longer be a tunnel in the traditional sense but it presents a restriction to navigation that’s much the same as it ever was and you cannot readily see oncoming traffic.

 

It needs signage but perhaps ‘Armitage Narrows’ would be more appropriate. 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, robtheplod said:

Again, I'd probably crash into something whilst i find my calculator and do the maths!


60’ is 18.288m as any railway engineer would know.

 

I noted recently that Braunston Tunnel has black and white signs in the new CRT corporate style. I wondered if these had replaced blue and white signs or some old style black and white signs.

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2 hours ago, Midnight said:

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Thats a bit odd. 

 

I can't see the numbers but it seems to say completed November 1xxx. 

 

Canal and River Trust didn't exist until 2012. Have they got a time machine ?

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3 hours ago, magnetman said:

 

Thats a bit odd. 

 

I can't see the numbers but it seems to say completed November 1xxx. 

 

Canal and River Trust didn't exist until 2012. Have they got a time machine ?

 

3 hours ago, magnetman said:

 

 

 

 

Perhaps @lauriebooth lent them his?  :)

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explosive happiness?

 

 

I reckon it is all part of the Great Dumbing Down. 

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Its interesting they have said it was the CRT who did it when in fact it was BW

 

I know the CRT took on the BW roles but it still seems a bit wrong to me. 

 

 

 

The old sign is a heck of a lot better made than the new one. 

 

Is the CRT version a "sign of the times" and why didn't they just keep the old one and put stickers over the branding ? 

Something wrong here. 

 

 

 

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