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Melbourne signals and signalling equipment

Signals and signalling equipment from Melbourne and the rest of Victoria

VicTrack Comms manhole cover

6 August 2015 13:30 PM
Viewed 477 times
(6 times this month, 113 times this year)

Post phone at Flinders Street Station

29 July 2015 13:36 PM
Viewed 466 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 92 times this year)

Cylindrical aluminium junction box for above-ground VicTrack communication cables

They look to be of the same design as the cross-connecting cabinets used by Telstra and manufactured by Cable-Pillar Systems at Hallam.

28 July 2015 17:23 PM
Viewed 701 times
(14 times this month, 165 times this year)

Signal WTL732 at the down end of Westall station platform 3

Note the 'drivers not qualified must not proceed past this point without a pilot' notice for the Springvale Road level crossing removal project.

6 March 2015 10:00 AM
Viewed 902 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 180 times this year)

Low speed light displayed on signal 21 at St Albans for a train shunting into the yard

13 February 2015 08:40 AM
Viewed 511 times
(6 times this month, 117 times this year)

Signals 20 and 22 for up trains departing St Albans platforms 2 and 3 respectively

7 February 2015 08:35 AM
Viewed 471 times, 91 times this year)

'VicTrack Comms' manhole covers

2 February 2015 07:14 AM
Viewed 493 times
(1 time this month, 84 times this year)

Home signal COB539 at Coburg

With an illuminated letter 'A' indicating that the signal box is switched out

9 December 2014 17:55 PM
Viewed 465 times
(1 time this month, 85 times this year)

Signal F71 for down Frankston trains at Richmond platform 4

28 November 2014 08:02 AM
Viewed 543 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 122 times this year)

Banner indicator E2771BI for down trains approaching Moonee Ponds

18 October 2014 15:05 PM
Viewed 574 times
(1 time this week, 17 times this month, 154 times this year)

Driver at Footscray platform 5 looking at the SPOT monitor to check all of the doors are clear before departing

Installed back in the 1990s when guards were eliminated from Melbourne trains, SPOT stands for 'Single Person Operated Trains'

3 October 2014 18:02 PM
Viewed 554 times
(3 times this month, 134 times this year)

Communication equipment in racks inside Middle Footscray station

1 October 2014 08:07 AM
Viewed 546 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 130 times this year)

Hand-drawn directional indicators on recently installed signal ALB543 at Albion

30 September 2014 17:41 PM
Viewed 502 times
(1 time this month, 99 times this year)

Banner indicator MCT 2BI for down standard gauge trains passing through Albion

30 September 2014 17:25 PM
Viewed 476 times
(1 time this month, 84 times this year)

Extremely skinny background for the 'B' arm of signal ALB422 at Albion

Note the 65 km/h light between the 'A' and 'B' arms as well - for the turnout leading onto the RRL tracks at Sunshine

30 September 2014 17:23 PM
Viewed 590 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 114 times this year)

Signal KEN596 at the up end of Kensington station

Note that it can display a bottom yellow aspect for both straight and diverging routes - with no route indicator to tell them apart. (Bottom yellow on the straight occurs when Metrol doesn't clear the signal at North Melbourne Junction)

22 September 2014 08:24 AM
Viewed 432 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 83 times this year)

'Property of the Public Transport Corporation' sign on a signal equipment room

13 September 2014 10:18 AM
Viewed 576 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 105 times this year)

Two trains waiting to enter the City Loop at North Melbourne

'Clear medium speed' signal for the train on platform 1, with the train on platform 3 waiting at a red signal

30 May 2014 08:23 AM
Viewed 549 times, 99 times this year)

SPOT (Single Person Operated Trains) infrastructure at the end of a curved suburban platform

Rear view mirror at the 3-car train stopping location, and a bank of four monitors fed by CCTV cameras at the 6-car train stopping mark

4 February 2014 07:48 AM
Viewed 638 times
(3 times this month, 130 times this year)

Roller shutter closing on a SPOT monitor at the end of a curved suburban platform

Not the original 1990s-style with CRT screens, this is a newer type provided with LCD screens instead

20 December 2013 18:22 PM
Viewed 473 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 86 times this year)

SPOT monitor in use by a train driver about to depart a curved platform

20 December 2013 18:21 PM
Viewed 646 times
(8 times this month, 145 times this year)

Signal E252 affixed to a stanchion on the Craigieburn line near Moonee Ponds

Three position semaphore signals were provided with electrification in 1918/19, with the current LED colour light signals being provided in December 2000: http://www.railpage.org.au/ausrail/00december/msg01581.html

23 August 2013 08:40 AM
Viewed 889 times
(13 times this month, 207 times this year)

'Minimum structure clearances - do not adjust track geometry' notice affixed to a signal post

17 August 2013 17:06 PM
Viewed 682 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 83 times this year)

'VicTrack Comms' manhole in the railway reserve

28 July 2013 12:38 PM
Viewed 626 times
(22 times this month, 152 times this year)

Viewed 5057 times (4 times this week, 34 times this month, 671 times this year)