Re-issued in 2020 with a revised cover and improved interior layout, this is the only detailed history of signalling and interlocking at one junction ever published in New Zealand. By famed railway historian JAT Terry, this book includes more than 200 photographs and plans. ISBN 978-0-908726-06-6.
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““I welcome this book for covering a neglected topic at a popular location in great depth”. NZ Railfan.
A4 format, comb bound, 102 pages plus covers. Covers printed in colour inside and out, other pages in b&w.
BACKGROUND & EARLY HISTORY:- Preface. The First Signals. The First Interlocking. The Signal Boxes.
THE SOUTH BOX:- Levers in the South Box. Up Branch Distants. The Up Main Line Distants. The Up Homes. The Up Main Line Homes. Up Branch Homes. The Down Starting Gantry. South Box Discs 23 & 25. South Box Crossover. South Box Crossover. South West Backshunt – Shunting Indicators. South End Layby Siding. The Ellis & Burnand Private Siding. Shunting Limit Board. Some South End Views.
THE NORTH BOX:- Levers in the North Box. The Down Homes. Down Outer Home. The Up Starters And Shunting Discs Pre May 1927. The Up Starters After May 1927. Inner Homes Signals & Slot Control. Inner Homes (Directing) Crossovers & Associated Facing Point Locks & Lock Bars. Some North End Views.
OTHER TOPICS:- The Signalmen Extra Duties. The Tablet System. Slot Control. Track Circuiting. Repeaters & Red Signal Indicator Lights. Point Rodding North End. Point Rodding South End. Conversion of Mechanical Points to Motor Operated & Mechanical Semaphore Arms & Shunting Discs to Colour Lights. The Five Inch Reduction in Lever Top. Right Away Signals & the Yellow Flag. North Box Panels. South Box Panels. Some South Box Panel Signals Barrier Arms & Associated Ground Shunting Signals. The Signalling & Interlocking Circulars. Changes Between S&I Circulars. Some Personal Recollections. Abbreviations & Measurements. Sources.