NTP 19:48 Manchester Victoria to Leeds. The other train is the 19:50 empty coaching stock move from Newton Heath to Manchester Victoria and this is Miles Platting station, where the Ashton line diverges to the right, which is the route my train takes. This picture may give you a clue, taken a few seconds later. Quite honestly, I think the signalman was being reckless in the second picture (the DMU was doing about 15-20 mph), but I've checked the signalling diagram and I reckon it's physically possible; whether or not it's against the rules I could not say. Here's a not particularly clear signalling diagram: And here is the very interesting video of Miles Platting Station Junction signalbox in operation that I captured the signalling diagram from: I particularly like it around 10:04 where signal 78 shows one of the worst "clear" aspects I have ever seen.