THE SIGNAL BOX

OVERSEAS

HOBART JUNCTION
Tasmanian Government Railways

by John Hinson

Hobart Junction signal cabin
Photograph 1960, from the collection of Dr J W F Scrimgeour

The small signal box at Hobart Junction controlled the terminus at Hobart. The line from here to Claremont was the only double-track on the island of Tasmania, with several intermediate block posts.

Interior of Hobart Junction
Photograph 1960, from the collection of Dr J W F Scrimgeour

A view of the 15-lever McKenzie & Holland lever frame and the instrument shelf. In the centre is the Tyer's one-wire three-position block working to Botanical Gardens box, with a track circuit indicator and a signal repeater to the right of it.


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