OAKLEIGH

L 1169 approaches Oakleigh with #12 up passenger train, the 7.25am Sale to Flinders St express. Nov. 1963.
Semaphores lasted here until the mid 1970's
Photo courtesy John Dennis


Pre electrification view of Oakleigh looking towards Dandenong, circa 1910. The vehicle attached to E 442 appears to be a horse box.
The headquarters for the Melbourne hunt club was nearby on the site of the present day Huntingdale golf course.
At this time Oakleigh had a loco depot and a number of suburban trains terminated there.



A circa 1910 view of Oakleigh looking East as a down goods arrives into the middle platform. This photo would have been
taken from Oakleigh A signalbox.

Oakleigh B box, circa 1950's This was actually the second B box, the first box (built 1891, 34 levers)
was replaced by this one (68 levers) in 1915, presumably in preparation for electrification.
Of note is the section of new roof which coincidently is at the same end as the fireplace.

 



A view of Oakleigh looking East. Oakleigh A signalbox is seen on the right. In 1975 Oakleigh's track layout was changed and both of
Oakleigh's mechanical signalboxes were replaced by 3 position signals and a signal panel in the station office. Photo 1974
Photo courtesy Rod Williams

Oakleigh, Feb. 1978 and a Saturday work project has caused the overhead to be turned off so a B was sent to bring the train into Melbourne.



A Harris train on a down Flinders Street to Dandenong service arrives at Oakleigh which is in the process of having its signalling
converted from 2 position, controlled by two signalboxes, to 3 position. The final track arrangement could not be completed
until "A box" (seen near the rear of the train) was demolished. 1975
Photo courtesy Andrew Hennell



The classleader of the 25 strong electric L class on an up Warragul pass. at Oakleigh. Feb. 1978



Ooopsie!! This is what happens when a train is left on an uneven siding with insufficient handbrakes applied.
This could have been quite serious as even though the catch points did their job, the resulting derailment fouled the up mainline.
Oakleigh, Jan. 26 1982
Photo courtesy Warren Banfield

 

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