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FORRESTFIELD

WAGR - Marshalling Yard

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Lat: 31.957265 S

Long:  115.931338 E

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MIDSIG

MIDSIG

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Fate: Structure still in-situ but superceded


NOTE: This page is under development - please check back later, however, if you have any additional information on this signal cabin, it would be most welcome - please use the e-mail form provided.













Any additional information on this signal cabin would be most welcome - please use the e-mail form provided on this page.

Information researched and interpreted by Chris. J. E. French of SignallingWA


Photographs © by
Chris. J. E. French and [] courtesy of RHWA Archives (image []) and Diagram of Signalling and Photograph © by W. A. G. R.

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FORRESTFIELD Employees

This list may not be complete and does not yet include employees who worked here without being appointed

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Memories

05/02/2013 - Former W. A. G. R. Employee Fred Rance remembers:
"I worked at Forrestfield in this cabin for approx 9 years before transferring to Perth to work the cabins there in md 1980s. There were no less than 596 switches on the whole panel.
This end is Kewdale north and south spur and dual gauge track from Forrestfield south. The narrow gauge tracks went over the flyover to Forrestfield south. Standard gauge went up to a crossing siding called Wallibup near Hope Road in Jandakot. The narrow gauge on the top of the panel, standard gauge on the bottom section of it. The panel would be modified in later years as the track alignments changed, and new switches were installed this end of the picture for Canningvale brewery, all telephone and radio communications came through this cabin, 3 radio channels about 12 phone lines, each end with a dedicated block open line to Cannington and Midsig."


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