Whilst concentrating on the history of the signalling of the railways of Western Australia, SIGWA members also have a broad interest in history, railways and naturally enough railway signalling from here, interstate and internationally.
SIGWA members have been active in supporting various community events such as 'Trek the Trail' which had been held annually for a number of years by the Shire of Mundaring. These 'treks' were a fantastic way to discover the history and beauty of parts of the former old Eastern Railway lines that once wound it's way up through and along Western Australia's Darling Scarp.
From time-to-time, SIGWA members undertake research outings to places of signalling interest. In the past these outings have taken the form of bicycle rides along the old, abandoned railway formations, or bus tours to a former station that had been threatened with redevelopment. The aim being to document what was about to be 'lost' to history 'before the event'.
Behind the scenes:
An ongoing and intensive amount of work is being carried out by a small number of researchers and writers - you will see their names featured in the articles and Signal Cabin pages all over this site - are attempting to document the history of every signal cabin in Western Australia. Only a portion of this research can be shown on this site, so we need more help!