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Fernleigh Loop signalman 31 March 1979

  • Fernleigh Loop signalman 31 March 1979

    Photo Ref: 21152

    Creator: Tonks, Mr Ed

    The Fernleigh Loop signalman exchanges safe working staffs with the driver of 4881 on Saturday, 31 March 1979. The train was conveying coal from John Darling Colliery at Belmont North to the exchange sidings at Morandoo opposite B.H.P.’s Newcastle Steelworks. The train is on the” main line”, sections of which have been retained for interpretive purposes. The rails in front of the signal box are those of the up loop; the Fernleigh Track now occupies this location. Photo. Ed Tonks. From “Adamstown via Fernleigh”

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