Lara Signal Box

Signal Box
Line: Geelong and Warrnambool
Opened: May 3, 1899

In 1899 Lara was interlocked with a 12 lever frame located in the station building and a 2 lever ground frame for the points at the Up end. This was replaced in 1912 when a new 30 lever frame was provided.

In 1926 a new signal bay was provided, as well as a new 35 lever frame due to a fire. This remained until 1973 when a control panel with switchout facilities was provided.

The local panel was abolished in 2006 when a new Computer Based Interlocking was provided, with control relocated to the Geelong Signal Control Centre.


May 3, 1899 Opened
Line Opened
November 1, 1856 Line opened Lara to Geelong
June 25, 1857 Line officially opened between Geelong and at temporary terminus at Greenwich. A ferry was used the complete the journey to Melbourne
October 3, 1857 Temporary Greenwich terminal and stub line closed. Geelong line now connected to the partially completed Williamstown line. A ferry complete the journey from Williamstown to Melbourne
January 17, 1859 Williamstown line finally completed to Melbourne. Geelong trains can now operate direct to Spencer Street Station
Track Amplified
September 19, 1981 Line duplicated Lara to Corio


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