Yarraville A Signal Box

Signal Box
Line: Geelong and Warrnambool
Opened: October 22, 1912
Closed: April 20, 1969

Yarraville A box was opened in conjunction with the provision of access to the Yarraville goods yard from the Melbourne end. It was located at the up end of the Somerville Road level crossing.

It was initially provided with a 21 lever frame, with 8 spare, but with the provision of three position power signalling the frame was shorted to 11 levers.

In 1969 the up end connection to the goods yard was removed, and the signal box closed. The gates were replaced with boom barriers, being converted to automatic operation a few months later, and replaced by an overbridge in 1970.


October 22, 1912 Opened
April 20, 1969 Closed
Line Opened
January 17, 1859 Williamstown line finally completed to Melbourne. Geelong trains can now operate direct to Spencer Street Station
Track Amplified
(January 19, 1887) Line duplicated Footscray to Yarraville


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