Main Trunk Railway Ohakune - Railway Museum  

Some of our signals and control equipment on display

(Click on any picture for a full screen view)
Taihape Panel

Taihape Train Control panel.  This panel managed trains from Martin to Waioru.  Commissioned in June 1963.

Traffic control system equipment

Westronic Centralised Traffic Control System equipment, ex, Taihape. Manufactured by Westinghouse Brake and Signal Company.

Tablet machine

Train Control Tablet Machine, ex Ohakune

Tablet machine inside

Internal details of the Tablet Machine


Trafic control equipment test panel

Test panel for the signals control equipment. Used for maintenance and repairs, originally installed at Taihape.

Signals control rods

Control rods for signals and points.


Nat Park panel

A much more recent panel installed at National Park in the late 1970’s to handle the much increased train movements required by the development of the nearby Tongariro Power Scheme.


Green Signal

Three-aspect signals:

  • Green – Track clear
  • Yellow – Caution, next signal is at stop
  • Red - Stop