AMATIKULU

Amatikulu is on the North Coast main line from Durban to Empangeni, 123 kms from Durban. The section from Stanger to Empangeni had semaphores and Van Schoor working until 2001, when it was converted to track warrant. Amatikulu had a single line section to the south and double line north to Gingindlovu, hence it had a mixture of single line route signals and double line starter and advanced starter signals, and even wrong-road signals. These pictures, provided by Greg Hart are from a road knowledge training video, hence the quality -however they still give a good record of semaphores on this line. This picture shows the station building and signal box in the front of the station buildings. The signal box had 40 levers.

Advanced starter signal to the north

Home signal to the north -note the wrong-road signal

Outer home signal to the north

Home signal to the south -also a wrong-road signal

Outer home signal to the south

Route signal for the single section to the south

Another view of the route signal to the south

Starter signals for the double track to the north

Token for the single line south to Nyoni
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