WESTERN CAPE

The lines around Cape Town include some busy suburban routes, the main line to the north and a number of scenic secondary and branch lines. There was a fair bit of semaphore signalling until recent times, including some locations on the branches to Bitterfontein and Bredasdorp/Protem. The box at Malmesbury was one of the last installations on a secondary line, but signalling was removed here in 2007.

The suburban system contains a fair proportion of the remaining semaphores in South Africa, including the last stations on the Cape Town-Johannesburg with semaphores at Paarl and Huguenot, as well as single line signalling on the Stellenbosch loop and Strand branch. So for now, you can see semaphores in the romantic winelands, but for how much longer, one doesn't know.


Western Cape locations featured on this website
Athlone
Botrivier
Caledon
Dal Josafat
Elgin
False Bay
Faure
Firgrove
Fish Hoek
Huguenot
Kalbaskraal
Kenilworth
Klapmuts
Klipheuwel
Koelenhof
Kraaifontein
Lynedoch
Malmesbury
Matjiesfontein
Moorreesburg
Muizenberg
Paarl
Plumstead
Retreat
Rondebosch
Simonstown
Sir Lowry's Pass
Somerset West
Stellenbosch
Strand
Van Der Stel
Vlottenburg
Wetton
Worcester

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