For what was to become such an important safeworking location East Perth's first decade and a half of its' existence was to see a complete absence of any safeworking function of any shape or form. Although a platform was provided in 1883 (built by Smith and Co for the princely sum of 83 pounds!) no point indicator, loop, signal cabin, or staff box was to grace East Perth by it presence for some 15 years.
It's east end abutted Claisebrook Road. It was elevated, no doubt so as to give the staff working the cabin a good view of the surrounding yard and junction. Such elevation was not only advantageous but necessary: East Perth was, even by that stage, a busy location, with a regular procession of suburban and goods trains on both the Eastern and the South West Railway shaking the box, as well as regular shunting trips to service the nest of nearby industrial sidings.
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EAST PERTH (2) Employees
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