Little River Signal Box

Signal Box
Line: Geelong and Warrnambool
Distance from Melbourne: 47.562 km
Track Diagram: View
Opened: ((June 20, 1899))

In 1899 Little River was interlocked with a 12 lever frame housed in the station building. A 2 lever ground frame was provided at the down end to work a set of points. 1914 saw a 30 lever frame provided due to yard extensions.

In 1972 the mechanical frame was replaced by a panel, and in 1973 remote control from Werribee was provided. The local panel was retained and may be switched in when needed.

1981 saw the local panel removed and remote control provided from Werribee. A local keyswitch installed to set the interlocking to automatic operation in case of remote control failure.

In 2006 the interlocking was replaced with a new Computer Based Interlocking controlled from Geelong Signal Control Centre as part of the Regional Fast Rail works.


((June 20, 1899)) Opened
Line Opened
January 1, 1857 Line opened Little River to Lara
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
June 4, 1981 Line duplicated Little River to Lara


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