Anyone know how much longer those semaphores at Eskbank are going to last?
Loved the video, well done.
I'm told that the re-signalling of Lithgow yard will be completed in the first half of next year. As always, we'll just have to wait and see what finally eventuates, but if you don't have photos of that beautiful set of wrong road semaphores at Eskbank I would not wait too long to get them. I understand that a model railway club is currently using one of the buildings in the compound at Eskbank and the gate is often unlocked during the day. As you can just make out in the video, there is a fence running the length of the old platform so even though it would still be classified as being inside the rail corridor, if the gate is opened I don't think there would be too much of an issue if a photographer ducked in and stayed behind the fence to get a photo. There are usually lots of SSR locos parked around the Sydney end of the compound, but even though it might be tempting to wander around taking portrait photos of them I would not advise doing that unless one of the friendly SSR employees who is often there is willing to escort you.
After a tip off from railway digest that semaphores were still standing at Eskbank and Lithgow, I made a special trip to Eskbank and got a photo of those semaphores in the video. I honestly can't believe they are still standing. I thought they would have been ripped out years ago. Is there any other ones still standing in the area that are easy to get to without trespassing?