This from the train on the Worth Valley last week. The track layout at Oakworth is fascinating me. Why, when you are only dealing with two short-ish sidings, do you wrap one across the other, kick back across to the goods shed (far left) through a diamond? This means that the siding nearest the train is only usable as a headshunt. Why not come in from the far end into a simple two siding fan with a trap point to protect the running line? Or why not site the shed at the other end with the blind wall against the running lines? Also note the trap blades half way down the leading point.
Anyone know why this seemingly over complex layout was used?