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SIGNAL CABINS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA


The s
ignal cabins listed below are those known to have existed in Western Australia.

Most
have yet to be researched, a 'potted history' of some are available here - just click on the signal cabin names below to go to the page. You will note that many do not have photos - this is an indication that a photo may never have been taken of the cabin, or that SignallingWA have not yet sourced such a photo. We would be most grateful for any 'new' photos to help 'fill the gaps'.

An expanded history of the researched signal cabins can be read in the book:

'Signal Cabins in WA' by Chris. J. E. French.


Check for a "Buy this Page" at the bottom of each web page to see if it has been included in the book.


You are encouraged to explore this resource but PLEASE CONSIDER
assisting us to enhance this research.

If have some free time and are willing to assist with this project, please go to How to Help


If you can supply any photographs or information of any kind, on any of these signal cabins, the people who worked in them, or any other signalling related stories, we would be most grateful to hear from you by using the e-mail address below or on the signal cabin pages themselves. Due credit will be given to all verified sources.

In the Archive List below some signal cabins will have a number alongside the name. This indicates that there were several signal boxes located at the station site during that station's history, and the cabins are (as much as can be determined) numbered in the chronological order of their existence. Similarly, were a station had several signal cabins (in use at the same time) these were given letter prefixes, i. e. Fremantle Box 'A'; Fremantle Box 'B', etc.,


The diligent reader of these pages may note that some of the signal cabins led several lives, and with different names. This was due to the fact that the W. A. G. R. made good use of exisitng structures, especially in the early years. They moved signal cabins to different locations whenever the need dictated - if rail traffic declined, or if a cabin was no longer needed due to a change in safeworking methods did not warrant a cabin, then the cabin was (if possible) given a new life elsewhere. Happily, this methodology has continued into what is now called the 'Preservation Era' with some signal cabins being moved to preservation groups and museums.

Co-ordinates shown on the following pages are taken from a variety of readily available sources and are thought to be correct, but no guarantees are given or implied!


If you can help with hardcopy information or memories, please contact SIGnalling
WA by e-mail.


PLEASE NOTE:
For security purposes of the current railway system, SIGnallingWA only intends to publish full details of "Heritage" Signal Cabins.

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAY SIGNAL CABINS

ALBANY

Great Southern Railway (G. S. R.)

ALBANY LOCO CABIN

Great Southern Railway (G. S. R.)

ARMADALE

South Western Railway (S. W. R.) Suburban

ASHFIELD

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

AVON - EAST

Eastern Railway
(Avon Valley Route)

AVON - WEST

Eastern Railway
(Avon Valley Route)

AVON YARD PANEL

Eastern Railway
(Avon Valley Route)

BAKERS HILL

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

BASSENDEAN

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

BAYSWATER

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

BEECHINA (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

BEECHINA (2)

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

BEECHINA (3)

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

BELLEVUE (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

BELLEVUE (2)

Eastern Railway
(Avon Valley Route)

BELMONT

Eastern Railway (E. R.)
Belmont Racecourse Branch

BOULDER CITY

Eastern Goldfields Railway (E. G. R.)

BOYA

Eastern Railway (Smith's Mill Line)

BOYANUP

South Western Railway (S. W. R.)

BROOKTON

Great Southern Railway (G. S. R.)

BRUNSWICK JUNCTION (1)

South Western Railway (S. W. R.)

BRUNSWICK JUNCTION (2)

South Western Railway (S. W. R.)

BUCKLAND HILL

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

BURSWOOD

South Western Railway (S. W. R.) Suburban

BYFORD

South Western Railway (S. W. R.)

CANNINGTON

South Western Railway (S. W. R.) Suburban

CARLISLE

South Western Railway (S. W. R.) Suburban

CAVENDISH

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

CECIL STREET

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

CHIDLOW

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

CLACKLINE

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

CLAISEBROOK

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban Junction for the
South Western Railway (S. W. R.) Suburban

CLAREMONT (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

CLAREMONT (2) Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

CLAREMONT (3)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

COATES

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

CONGDON STREET

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

COOLGARDIE

Eastern Goldfields Railway (E. G. R.)

COOLUP
South Western Railway (S. W. R.)

COTTESLOE (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

COTTESLOE (2)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

COTTESLOE (3)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

COTTESLOE BEACH

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

CRESCO

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

DAGLISH

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

EAST FREMANTLE

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

EAST FREMANTLE GOODS JUNCTION

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

EAST GUILDFORD (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

EAST GUILDFORD (2)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

EAST NORTHAM

Eastern Goldfields Railway (E. G. R.)

EAST NORTHAM FRAME 'A'

Eastern Goldfields Railway (E. G. R.)

EAST PERTH (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

EAST PERTH (2)
Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

EAST PERTH (3)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

FALKIRK
Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

FENIAN'S CROSSING 'A'

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

FENIAN'S CROSSING 'B'

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

FORRESTFIELD

Marshalling Yard Suburban

FORRESTFIELD HUMP

Marshalling Yard Suburban

FREMANTLE GOODS

Fremantle Harbour - South Quay Suburban

FREMANTLE PASSENGER

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

FREMANTLE BOX 'A'

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

FREMANTLE BOX 'B'

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

GERALDTON

Northern Railway (N. R.)

GOLDEN GATE

Eastern Goldfields Railway (E. G. R.) Loopline Railway

GOODWOOD

South Western Railway (S. W. R.) Suburban

GOSNELLS

South Western Railway (S. W. R.) Suburban

GUILDFORD (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

GUILDFORD (2)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

GUILDFORD (3)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

GUILDFORD (4)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

HANNAN STREET

Eastern Goldfields Railway (E. G. R.) Loopline Railway

HOVEA

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

JARRAD STREET

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

KALGOORLIE 'A'

Eastern Goldfields Railway (E. G. R.)

KALGOORLIE 'B' (1)

Eastern Goldfields Railway (E. G. R.)

KALGOORLIE 'B' (2)

Eastern Goldfields Railway (E. G. R.)

KALGOORLIE 'B' (3)

Eastern Goldfields Railway (E. G. R.)

KAMBALLIE

Eastern Goldfields Railway (E. G. R.) Loopline Railway

KARRAKATTA (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

KARRAKATTA (2)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

KARRIJINE

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

KELMSCOTT

South Western Railway (S. W. R.) Suburban

KOOJEDDA (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

KOOJEDDA (2)

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

KOOJEDDA (3)

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

KURRAWANG

Eastern Goldfields Railway (E. G. R.)

KWINANA 'A'

Kwinana Marshalling Yard

KWINANA 'B'

Kwinana Marshalling Yard

LAWLER STREET

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

LEIGHTON (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

LEIGHTON (2)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

LION MILL

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

LOCH STREET

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

LORD STREET (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

LORD STREET (2)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

MACKIE STREET

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

MADDINGTON

South Western Railway (S. W. R.) Suburban

MAYLANDS

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

MELBOURNE ROAD

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

MELTHAM (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

MELTHAM (2)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

MERREDIN

Eastern Goldfields Railway (E. G. R.)

MIDLAND 'A'

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

MIDLAND 'B'

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

MIDLAND PILOT CABIN

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

MIDLAND PANEL

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

MIDLAND SIGNALLING CENTRE

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

MOKINE

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

MOORE STREET

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

MOSMAN PARK

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

MOUNT HELENA

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

MOUNT LAWLEY

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

MUNDIJONG

South Western Railway (S. W. R.)

MUNGARI

Eastern Goldfields Railway (E. G. R.)

NARNGULU

Geraldton to Walkaway Section

NARROGIN

Great Southern Railway (G. S. R.)

NORTH FREMANTLE 'A' (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

NORTH FREMANTLE 'B' (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

NORTH FREMANTLE (2)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

NORTH FREMANTLE (3)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

NORTH WHARF

Fremantle Harbour - North Wharf

NORTHAM 'A' (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

NORTHAM 'B' (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

NORTHAM

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

NORTHAM CTC

Eastern Railway (Avon Valley Route)

OSBORNE

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

PARKERVILLE (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

PARKERVILLE (2)

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

PERTH BOX 'A' (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

PERTH BOX 'A' (2)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

PERTH BOX 'A' (3)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

PERTH BOX 'B' (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

PERTH BOX 'B' (2)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

PERTH BOX 'C' (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

PERTH BOX 'C' (2)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

PERTH CTC

Eastern and South Western Railways

PIER STREET

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

PINJARRA (1)

South Western Railway (S. W. R.)

PINJARRA (2)

South Western Railway (S. W. R.)

RIVER BRIDGE BOX

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Belmont Racecourse Branch

RIVERVALE

South Western Railway (S. W. R.) Suburban

ROBB JETTY (1)

Owen Anchorage Line

ROBB JETTY (2) PANEL

Robb Jetty Marshalling Yard Suburban

SHENTON PARK

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

SHOWGROUND

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

SOUTH QUAY

Fremantle Harbour - South Quay

SOUTHERN CROSS

Eastern Goldfields Railway (E. G. R.)

SPENCERS BROOK (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

SPENCERS BROOK (2)

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

SUBIACO (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

SUBIACO (2)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

SUMMERS STREET

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

SWANBOURNE

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

SWAN VIEW

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

TOODYAY WEST

Eastern Railway
(Avon Valley Route)

TUNNEL JUNCTION (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

TUNNEL JUNCTION (2)

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

WELSHPOOL (1)

South Western Railway (S. W. R.) Suburban

WELSHPOOL (2)

South Western Railway (S. W. R.) Suburban

WEST GUILDFORD

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

WEST KALGOORLIE

Eastern Goldfields Railway (E. G. R.)

WEST LEEDERVILLE

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

WEST MERREDIN

Eastern Goldfields Railway (E. G. R.)

WEST MIDLAND (1)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

WEST MIDLAND (2)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

WEST PERTH

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

WEST SUBIACO

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

WEST TOODYAY

Eastern Railway
(Avon Valley Route)

WHATLEY

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Belmont Racecourse Branch

WILLIAM STREET

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

WOODBRIDGE

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

WOOROLOO

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

WUNDOWIE

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

"MILEAGE" SIGNAL BOXES

15 MILE BLOCK SIGNAL BOX

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

17 MILE BLOCK SIGNAL BOX (MAIN LINE)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

17 MILE BLOCK SIGNAL BOX (BELMONT RACECOURSE BRANCH)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

19 MILE BLOCK SIGNAL BOX (MAIN LINE)

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

45 1/4 MILE BLOCK SIGNAL BOX

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

54 1/4 Mile BLOCK SIGNAL BOX

Eastern Railway (E. R.)

Links to Western Australian signal cabins featured on other sites:

CUNDERDIN

Eastern Goldfields Railway (E. G. R.)

KWINANA

Kwinana Marshalling Yard

MERREDIN

Eastern Goldfields Railway (E. G. R.)

MIDLAND BOX 'B'

Eastern Railway (E. R.) Suburban

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