Worcester is 175 kms from Cape Town by rail (quite a bit less by road), and is a substantial rail centre, where the long "Garden Route" branch leaves the Cape main line.

Semaphores controlled the station until the early '80s, when the CTC signalling centre in the marshalling yards took control of signalling around the station. This March 1954 taken by, and copyrighted to, CP Lewis shows the signalling in its heyday, with an impressive gantry near the station.

Much, much later, this picture by Dylan Knott shows some semaphores outside the Spoornet offices in Worcester, presumably from the station area.

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