For the first half century or so of the Swan River Colony's existence its emponymous River provided the main means of communication between Perth and Guildford. "Main" is the operative word here: the river never totally displaced road traffic, which grew in importance after the construction (as part of the construction of the Eastern Railway, the name bestowed on the Railway from Fremantle to Guildford) of the combined road and rail bridge at today's Sucess Hill. This provided a direct - if often impassible - route between the two towns.
A temporary block cabin " A" will be situated on Up side of line about 500 yards West of the level crossing.
Crossover road will trail between Up and Down roads. Down Distant will be arm on back of East Perth Up Distant. Down Home on Down side of line 44 yards from cabin and 380 yards from Distant. Down Starter top arm on post on Down side of line180 yards ahead of crossover.
Up Starter on Up side of line, 180 yards ahead of crossover. Up Home on Up side of line 32 yards from cabin.
Up Distant bottom arm on Up starting signal from cabin " B," 500 yards from Home signal.
A Temporary block cabin " B " will be situated on Down side in cutting about 300 yards East of level crossing. Crossover road will trail between Up and Down roads. Siding will have trailing connection in Up road 146 yards West of cabin, and catch point with indicator at clearance from main line.
Down Distant will be bottom arm on Down Starter from cabin "A."
Down Home on Down side of line 10 yards from cabin and 636 yards from Down Distant. Down Starter on Down side of line 180 yards ahead of crossover.
Up Starter on Up side of line will be top arm on post 80 yards ahead of Siding points. Up Home on Down side of line 45 yards from cabin.
Up Distant arm is on back of Maylands Down Distant, 490 yards from Up Home. These signals and points will be interlocked.
Cabins will be cut in from 7 a.m. to 5·30 p.m. on week days, and on Saturdays from 7 a..m. to 12·30 pm until further notice.
Signals will not be lit at night, and when the cabins are cut out will stand at clear.
When the cabins are cut in, the temporary sections will be as follows :- East Perth-Temporary cabin " A ; " Temporary cabin "A; "Temporary cabin " B ; " Temporary cabin " B "- Maylands.
The Up and Down lines are to be lifted between temporay block cabins, and this work will be carried out between trains. Speed over this portion of the line is not to exceed four miles per hour.
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Information researched and interpreted by SIGWA member Justin Smith for SignallingWA
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