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Leighton (1)

Signal Cabins in WA


WAGR - Eastern Railway (E. R.)

1938 WAGR MAP Mileage = 10

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Fate: Unknown

The old saying: "When one door closes, another opens", would seem to apply to the first Leighton signal cabin, as on the 9th September 1922, the Buckland Hill Signal Box (technically a Block Box) was destroyed by fire and was never re-built.

Weekly Notice No 47 of 1922 announced that on the 4th of December, the Leighton Signal Box was now open and the instructions appearing on Pages 325 and 326 of the General Appendix to the Working Time Table headed 'Buckland Hill' were to be deleted and the new instructions for the Leighton Signal Box inserted in lieu. The instructions read as follows:

  1. The Signal Box is switched in between certainĀ· hours (see current time table) and on special occasions, of which due notice will be given.
  2. There is no siding accommodation at this station and crossover roads are not provided.
  3. When the Signal Box is switched in the signals must, when an officer is on duty, be placed at danger in the rear of all trains stopping at the station, and must not be again lowered until the train has gone well forward.
  4. Goods trains must not stop at this station during the night for roadside purposes after the Assistant Station-master has ceased duty.

On the 4th October 1948, A Down Advance Starting Signal was brought into use, it was situated 413 yards ahead of the Down Starting signal and was fitted with a co-acting signal arm for sighting purposes at a height of 14 feet above ground level.

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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LEIGHTON (1) Employees

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.




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