WHEN John Simpson, from Simmos Museum at Glen Davis, saw a photo of the old signals box at the Zig Zag platform in a recent edition of the Lithgow Mercury it brought back some fond memories.
John worked for the railways for 39 years and spent some of that time in the signal box pictured.
“I could be stationed anywhere between Emu Plains and Eugowra,” Mr Simpson said.
“Luckily the furthest I had to go was Newbridge.”
Mr Simpson was thrown into the deep end when it came to signalling however he managed to avoid sending any trains crashing.
“I asked when they put me in signalling if anyone was going to show me what to do,” Mr Simpson said.
“The answer was no, you’ll be right.
That particular signal box was used Wednesdays and Sundays to bring stock trains through Lithgow.
“It was governed by the main signal box so I couldn’t move the tracks across unless the staff there pulled the right lever.
“It all worked out though.”
Keep your eyes peeled to future editions of the Lithgow Mercury for photos of the past.
See if they jog some fond memories for you.
Let us know if they do.
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