Sure nice to see GSV doing some updates, hopefully there are some more coming for other areas. I wonder if those WCH brackets were painted white to look the same as the United Group ones? Maybe the new median signals at Crossing St were pre-assembled and were "new old stock", they would probably use fewer gateless signals these days with the shift to having gates on nearly all new installations.trainman7 wrote: Great to see GSV getting a much needed update! Interesting that the gated signals at Crossing St got WCH lights whilst the median signals got United Group lights! Noticed at Ulong St the WCH brackets are painted white They were painted on a few installations from around late 2015 to late 2016. Wonder why?
It's nice that John Holland haven't rushed out and replaced all of their m-bells, but I guess we can expect a WCH e-bell to replace any that happen to die.trainman7 wrote: Found some updated images of other crossings in the area with m-bells.
Irrigation Way, Widgelli: https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Ir ... ffbe04eeb2
Irrigation Way, Leeton: https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/+W ... c35184e658
Irrigation Way, Yanco is unchanged and still has it’s teardrop bell https://www.google.com/maps/@-34.605909 ... 312!8i6656
On a slightly different subject, I suspect that the current signals at Wingello were not new but recycled from the crossing at Fallon St, Albury. The signal bases at Wingello are dated March 2003, despite being installed in January 2008. The serial numbers of the bases are 0710 and 0711, while the crossing at Kembla Grange has bases with serial numbers 0712 and 0713 and are also dated March 2003. A check of the installation dates found in the LCSC report from 2004/05 https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/system ... report.pdf shows that gated signals were installed at Fallon St, Abury in July 2004 and Kembla Grange in December 2004, and Fallon St is the only crossing to be installed around that time which has since been closed (in December 2006).
The signals at Wingello also have Alstom lights and brackets which don't really fit with their 2008 installation date there, as United Group branding had begun to appear on new installations since 2006. Kembla Grange also had a Westinghouse hybrid bell when installed, same as Wingello, which explains why one of the hybrids at Wingello was replaced not long after being installed, as it would have already suffered some wear & tear while at Albury.
The only missing piece of the puzzle is the fact that I can't find any pictures of the gated signals at Fallon St, they were only there for 2 years so were possibly not photographed very much!