North Geelong B Signal Box

Signal Box
Line: Geelong and Warrnambool
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Opened: May 20, 1879
Closed: June 11, 2005

North Geelong B opened as 'West Geelong' in 1879 with a 21 lever frame. In 1886 it was replaced with a 30 lever frame. 1907 saw the signal box removed and relocated to a signal bay in the station building with a 33 lever frame due to the junction being rearranged.

It was not until 1921 that a separate signal box was restored, this time with a 50 lever frame. This arrangement remained until 2005 when the signal box and mechanical interlocking was decommissioned, and a new Computer Based Interlocking provided, controlled from the Geelong Signal Control Centre.

Events


May 20, 1879 Opened
June 11, 2005 Closed
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
April 11, 1863 Line duplicated North Geelong Junction to Geelong - due to construction of line to Ballarat
April 30, 1922 Line duplicated North Geelong A to North Geelong B
Safeworking
August 5, 1898 Large Electric Staff provided Lara - North Geelong B
December 20, 1903 North Geelong A opened. Large Electric Staff section now North Geelong A - North Geelong B
March 12, 1906 North Geelong A closed. Large Electric Staff section now Lara - North Geelong B
October 18, 1911 North Geelong A opened. Large Electric Staff section now North Geelong A - North Geelong B
(April 27, 1914) Miniature Electric Staff provided North Geelong A - North Geelong B
April 30, 1922 Double Line Block provided North Geelong A - North Geelong B
June 22, 1941 Track Block provided North Geelong A - North Geelong B - Geelong A

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Photos


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Looking down the lever frame

September 08, 2005

Outside from the south-west

September 08, 2005

Outside from the north-west

September 08, 2005

Outside from the south-west

September 08, 2005

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