Essendon Station (ESD)
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position signalling to Moonee Ponds.
live from Kensington
live to Broadmeadows
at Park Street (was hand gates)
position signalling to Broadmeadows.
road, no.5 road removed (map below...)
and signal box (which was between the tracks on the
up side of the level crossing) abolished, new signal panel provided
in station. Boom gates at Buckley Street (was 2 sets of interlocked
gates) Ground frame for control of entrance to goods yard.
good yard removed.
removed (car sidings).
Essendon at its' height - click for an
Go to the Metcard
page for more...
Essendon Platform 2/3
(There are no machines on Platform
1, as it does not see regular use)
|MVM 1 -
MVM 2 -
Legend: MVM 1 = Small machine, MVM 2 = Large machine, BOM = Booking Office machine.
Link to Chris Gordon's website for this
Looking North toward Essendon Station
towards Essendon Station 17/9/99. Buckley Street Level
Crossing can be seen in the foreground. Platform 1 is on the
right, with 2 & 3 to the left. The P1 road can be clearly
seen to be
| overgrown with weeds, and does not
use. The gap between the No1 road and the P2 road can also be
noted, this was where a third middle track once layed. The
position where the photo was taken from was where the works siding
A70 at 8:17 on the UP Seymour Pass
||A70, with its
new 5 car Harris set, powers out of Essendon towards the city, after
dropping off its Seymour passengers.
from near Park Street
Inside of Essendon Signal Box
- Chris Gordon
||Whilst there is
no separate signal box building at Essendon the panel etc.are located inside the
station building between platforms 2 & 3. It is used
weekdays when a VLP train passes a suburban service at approx 12:10.
X31 - Crossing Works Train - Essendon
Platform 3 - Chris Gordon
involved in crossing works during 1999. It is seen here at
Essendon in Platform 3, looking north and south respectively. The
level crossings at Park St. and Kensington were upgraded with
concrete sleepers under the road in April / May. Glenroy level
crossing has also been upgraded. For more pics of the crossing
works click here.