Footscray A Signal Box

Footscray A Signal Box
Signal Box
Line: Geelong and Warrnambool
Opened: July 8, 1879
Closed: November 21, 1976

Footscray A box was opened in 1879 to control the junction of the lines towards Williamstown and Bendigo. Located on the western side of the Melbourne end of the junction, it was initially provided with a 17 lever frame, extended to 18 in January 1901.

It was replaced in October 1901, by a new box of brick construction with a 36 lever frame, due to the rebuilding of the station. In May 1930 the mechanical frame was replaced by a 20 lever power frame.

The signal box and associated junction was abolished when the St Albans line was extended into South Kensington.


July 8, 1879 Opened
November 21, 1976 Closed
Line Opened
January 17, 1859 Williamstown line finally completed to Melbourne. Geelong trains can now operate direct to Spencer Street Station
Track Amplified
(July 1, 1898) Line duplicated South Kensington to Footscray
November 21, 1976 Line quadruplicated South Kensington to Footscray


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