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Fate: Structure still in-situ but superceded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.

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

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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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This list may not be complete and does not yet include employees who worked here without being appointed.
Where an appointment date is unknown, the Weekly Notice (WN) date advising of the appointment or other official documentation, i.e. Certificate of Competency (CC) will be used.




Rance, Fred 16/11/1976 - CC Area Signalman, Special Class
Fletcher, Nick 28/03/1988 - Permit to Learn
Santarelli, N. 31/03/1988 - Permit to Learn
Fletcher, Nick
08/04/1988 - Permit to Learn

Santarelli, N.
08/04/1988 - Permit to Learn
Bentley-Taylor, Gary 02/08/1989
Area Signalman, Special Class
French, Chris. J. E. 08/10/1990 - Permit to Learn
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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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