Benalla B box locking sketch 1957  (pdf)

1914 Benalla signal diagram

1972 Benalla signal diagram

1945 Benalla A box diagram

Benalla B box diagram

Benalla B box panel

ABOVE: Benalla looking north circa 1900, before the yard was greatly enlarged.    

ABOVE: Pre 1935 view on an up train, showing the expansive island platform.

ABOVE: S 300 (Matthew Flinders) flies past Benalla B box with its auto staff exchanger lowered on the up Spirit of Progress, 1947 (official VR photo)

ABOVE: S 303 on up Albury pass at Benalla. Mid 1930's

ABOVE: S 303 on an up pass, Aug 1932.

ABOVE: Looking north from the footbridge, Benalla B box above the guards van. circa 1932 (Mortimer Clark collection)

ABOVE: A2 804 on an up pass at Benalla. This loco was built Feb 1911, it was superheated and renumbered to 885 August 1926.

ABOVE; Looking towards Melbourne, Nov 3 1963. (photo courtesy Neville Gee)

ABOVE: Looking north before the destruction of the classic station building, Feb 14 1971 (photo courtesy Neville Gee)

ABOVE: X 32 departs Benalla on an Albury to Melbourne pass. 1985

ABOVE: The impressive signal bridge at the down end of Benalla. Like most stations on the North East, the platform was on the diverging road. Trains going straight through went on No.2 road. The home signal on post 26 would be the signal the up BG Spirit of Progress got to fly through. The signalbox under the signal bridge was Benalla B, the signal box to the right was Benalla A, June 1980. (photo courtesy Dave Harvey) 

ABOVE: An up standard gauge goods with a New South Wales 422 class powers through Benalla loop on its way to Melbourne, 1985

ABOVE: Almost a full house at the Benalla loco depot, Jan 1961. (photo courtesy Neville Gee)


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