FISH HOEK

Fish Hoek is 29kms from Cape Town on the Simonstown line, and is the end of the double track on this line, with the 6 km last section to Simonstown being single and without any passing loops. Therefore, a number of services on this line terminated at Fish Hoek, meaning that trains to and from Cape Town could arrive and depart from any the station's three platforms, which presumably kept the signalman on his toes.

Centralised Traffic Control from the Cape Town signalling centre at Windermere in 1997 ended the life of this box, which contained 32 levers. This 2005 picture shows the box not in the best condition, and without any apparent alternative use.

In this 2009 picture, the box is in better condition and seems to be used as a staff office for the Metro operation of the line.

This 2009 picture clearly shows that there was a previous signal box at Fish Hoek at the front of the station building as you can see the opening for the signal wires. The next train to Cape Town platform indicator is still in operation here.
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