30 June 2011

Vanishing railway signal boxes

With technological advancements in signalling and traction, old lever-frame signal boxes are fast vanishing from the railways in Mumbai. These are vital railway heritage relics of Mumbai. Here are the remains of the old Dadar South Cabin.

(Below) A view of a lever-frame abandoned cabin at Dadar in Bombay

Only a handful of lever-frame signal boxes remain along the running lines today, though a few functional ones continue to slog along some lesser-known sidings and railway yards. Hand-operated levers can still be found at yards like CST, Dadar, Kalyan, Bandra and also along the old stretches of the port trust line.
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