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- A Place & Date Depicted Fairfield, Australia
Negative - Railway Station, Fairfield, Victoria, 1900 Reg. No: MM 8667
- Description Of Content:
- The railway station at Fairfield Park. East of the Station the track became single line. End pivot semaphore signals are visible at the end of the station platform. Victorian Railways adopted an end pivot semaphore signal around 1882 which became standard. However from the late 1880s these were steadily replaced by the existing central pivot somersault arms. Relics of the former however survived into 20C. After the adoption of the green light for clear instead of white in 1898 all semaphore signals were retrofitted with a green glass as well as a red. (Fisher, Peter. Victorian Signalling: By Accident or Design (ARHS Publications, 2005).
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Arthur E Howard, 1991
- The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
|Tagged with:||advertising, fences, railway lines, railway signals, railway stations, street lighting|
|Themes this item is part of:||Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection|
|Primary Classification:||RAIL TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Railway Infrastructure - Stations|
|Organisations Depicted:||Fairfield Park Railway Station|
|Format:||Negative: Black & White; 35 mm|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Fairfield, Victoria, Australia, 1900|