THE SIGNAL BOX

OVERSEAS

MYSORE JUNCTION
Mysore State Railway

by John Hinson

General view Mysore Junction
Photograph 2/9/44, from the collection of Dr. J W F Scrimgeour

This splendid view shows a panorama of Mysore Junction - engine sheds to the left, extensive sidings in the centre, and the signal box and station to the right.

Mysore Junction cabin and signals
Photograph 2/9/44, from the collection of Dr. J W F Scrimgeour

A close-up view of the same picture shows better detail of the signalling. two lattice-post bracket signals govern departure of trains from the station, and it would appear the signal cabin has been erected at right angles to the platform lines to give a better view of the yard area.

No classic view like this would be complete without people and animals wandering across the line! The second world war could be a million miles away.

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