THE SIGNAL BOX

OVERSEAS

LAS MALLAS
Madrid, Zaragoza & Alicante / Red Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Espanoles

by John Hinson

Las Mallas [MZA] signal box
Photograph by Dr. J W F Scrimgeour 9/69

Las Mallas is a particularly ornate cabin built by the Madrid, Zaragoza & Alicante. It controls a station and crossing loop from a double-wire lever frame.

The 3' 6" gauge Rio Tinto Railway ran parallel with the Madrid, Zaragoza & Alicante line through Las Mallas, and had its own signal box and signalling. Included on the page covering that box are some general views which include the Madrid, Zaragoza & Alicante station.

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