Signal and Interlocking System Restoration

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.

What do we need?

– Specialist Timber
– Replacement Ground Signals

How can you help?

If you would like to assist with this project or you would be interested in donating goods or services to assist this project, please contact secretary@cmrailway.org.au

This initiative is funded entirely by CMR so financial contributions are important to assist with the purchase of materials and expert services.


Project Updates

  • Project Update | Signals & Interlocking System
    During February, we welcomed back our friends from the CMR Signals Branch who travelled from the far corners of the state to continue the restoration work on the Signals and Interlocking System in the Cooma Station precinct. The primary focus for this trip was the replacement of a number of structural timbers that support the
  • 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