Project Update | Signals & Interlocking System

Did you know that the Cooma Railway Precinct will have the only original, fully operational Signal and Interlocking system remaining in NSW? Thanks to our friends from the CMR Signals Branch, we are well on our way to restoring this amazing piece of engineering back to its former glory.

For those who aren’t familiar with railway operations, a Signal and Interlocking system is a network of mechanical rodding and cables, operated by levers in the Signal Box that make it physically impossible for a train to receive a signal to proceed until it is safe for them to do so. The system at Cooma Station is almost entirely manual with a small number of electric components added when the stock sidings were relocated outside the station precinct.

In February 2022, the dedicated volunteers from the CMR Signals Branch will be travelling back to Cooma to continue their amazing work and take us another step closer to bringing trains back to the Monaro.

To continue this great work, we need your help. If you would like to help this project, donations can be made through our online store using the link below 👇👇👇

All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible and will go towards the purchase of materials and services to support the great work of our volunteer team.

Stay tuned for more updates on progress in the new year!