This is Flushing ...
Then there's all those wires.
This system, patient papa propounded, ensured that, for example, a signal could not be set to "go" if the points were set against the train. The lad was then escorted to the end of the platform to listen to the bell signals and watch the man pull "off" the down starter for the departing HST.
Of course, nice Mr Cameron (?) has told the cheery Kernow folk that he will be renewing their signalling and replacing all this "heritage" equipment with nice shiny electronic stuff so that a half hourly service can run between Plymouth and Penzance.
Bat and Ball station is on Bat and Ball Road, so called because an eponymous pub was located at the end thereof.
What did baffle fbb, however, is why trains could not stop at Bat and Ball station. The problem was clearly temporary and there are only two tracks so trains would have to pass through.
No 3 son is still uneasy about all three.
But don't try to "have a jar" in the Bat and Ball. It has long since closed.