Johnsonville Line - Photo Gallery

Some of the photos in this gallery are of a low standard. The reasons are a dirty front window (out of my control (-; ), dull lighting conditions and the hard springs on the English Electric units.

I have used the term "Distant" to refer to the intermediate signals, as the former term best describes their function. Officially the signals are classed as intermediates.




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Photographs taken from public locations and from scheduled trains as a fare paying passenger.

Wellington 46 Down Directing From A1.

Wellington   97 Up Departure. The Davis Street footbridge (closed) marks the southern limit of the old Thorndon Yard (out of sight, left). (3/7/05)

Wellington Down Home.

Wellington Down "distant". Up Main and Down Main on left.

Photo taken from the rear of an up train.

Wadestown up "distant". Approaching No. 2 (Kaiwarra) tunnel. (3/7/05). Poor Photo.

Wadestown Slow 25 on Up with 4R Up Home. Poor photo!

Wadestown An up EMU approaches the Wadestown Up Home. (28/12/04)

Wadestown Up Home (3/7/05)

Wadestown The rear of a "Slow 25" sign and 4R Up Home.

Photo taken from the rear of an up train.

Wadestown 4LA Down Departure from Down Main and 4LB Up Departure from Up Main. Note the mechanically operated train stop in the raised position.

Photo taken from the rear of an up train.

Wadestown The rear of 8RB Up Departure from Down Main and 8RA Up Departure from Up Main. The electrically operated speed control train stop on the Down Main is partially obscured by a reflection from the window.

Photo taken from the rear of an up train.

Wadestown The Up safety siding. The train has entered the No. 4 tunnel.

Photo taken from the rear of an up train.









Wadestown Up Departure from Up Main

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Wadestown Down Home

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Wadestown Down Slow 25.

Photo taken from the rear of an up train. (3/7/05)

Wadestown 385 Down "Distant". (3/7/05)

Wadestown -Crofton Downs An Up train climbs the Ngaio Gorge. (10/7/05)

Crofton Downs Signal 486, Ngaio up "distant". (10/7/05)

Ngaio   4R Up Home at Stop. The points are reverse, leading to the Down Main. (3/7/05)

Ngaio   4R Up Home. The points are normal and the home has cleared to Caution Medium Speed. An opposing down train is in the Ngaio - Johnsonville block so the up departure signal is at stop. (3/7/05)

Ngaio   4R up home is displaying Clear Medium Speed because the opposing train has arrived in the Down Main and the up departure signal has cleared. (3/7/05)

Ngaio   Up Departure signals. The opposing train is a refurbished English Electric set. (3/7/05)

Ngaio   8RA Up Departure has cleared. A refurbished English Electric set is at the platform. (3/7/05)

Ngaio   4LB Down Departure From Up Main. This signal is rarely cleared. Note the catch points and the grade. (3/7/05)

Ngaio   4LA Down Departure From Down Main and 4LB Down Departure from Up Main. The Ngaio - Wadestown block has not yet been claimed. Note the points set for the safety siding. (3/7/05)

Ngaio   4LA Down Departure From Down Main. Crossing an Up train. (3/7/05)

Ngaio   8L Down Home. A down train approaches the signal which is displaying caution. (10/7/05)

Awarua St Ngaio Down "distant". (3/7/05)

Box Hill? Khandallah Up "distant". (3/7/05)

Khandallah The points are normal and 4R Up Home is indicating Caution Medium Speed. The departure is at stop. (3/7/05)

Khandallah The up train has claimed the Khandallah - Johnsonville block. The Departure signal is at Stop because the Station St barriers have not completely lowered. (3/7/05)

Khandallah The barriers are fully down so 8RA Up Departure from Up main has cleared. (3/7/05)

Khandallah 4LA & 4LB Down Departures. The down train has claimed the Khandallah - Ngaio section. (3/7/05)

Khandallah 4LA & 4LB Down Departures. The Khandallah - Ngaio section is closed. In the foreground is 8RB Up Departure from Down Main, a signal that is rarely cleared. (3/7/05)

Khandallah 8L Down Home (3/7/05)

Khandallah 861 Down "Distant". (10/7/05)

Raroa Site of Stockyard siding? (3/7/05)

Raroa 928 Johnsonville Up "Distant". (10/7/05)

Johnsonville 4R Up Home. A refurbished EMU on a down sevice departs Johnsonville for Wellington. (10/7/05)

Johnsonville 4L Down Departure with 4R Up Home in the background. (3/7/05)


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