A question about old station destination boards

 
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
In the old days before video screens most Sydney stations had destination boards of revolving signs set in rows according to each line/route and with a clock on top showing the time the next train departed. Did these have a specific name, if so what was it?

Iain

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  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
Rollover indicator boards (to the best of my knowledge)
  bowralcommuter Chief Commissioner
  RBC Locomotive Driver

Location: Beautiful Richmond
Rollover indicator boards (to the best of my knowledge)
Blackadder
They were also known as Slat Boards
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
In the old days before video screens most Sydney stations had destination boards of revolving signs set in rows according to each line/route and with a clock on top showing the time the next train departed. Did these have a specific name, if so what was it?

Iain
Iain
Several still do, including Loftus and Waterfall (possibly also Engadine & Heathcote), and virtually all the South Coast line stations.

Without knowing for sure, I suspect that many other InterCity stations (besides Bowral) also still have them.
  victorwilson Junior Train Controller

Location: Temporarily stuck in the ACT
All stations on the Carlingford Line, including Clyde, have them. Rydalmere recently got its boards replaced with a new set (red/yellow background and "Frutiger" text).


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  electrax Assistant Commissioner

They were easy to use, having a foot pedal near the base to lock the slats.  The only problem I found was keeping some of the local high school kids from fiddling with the clock hands (this was around 50 years ago in the outer western suburbs of Sydney).
  HMC1989 Chief Commissioner

Location: Behind a desk.
Built plenty of those when I was an Apprentice at Interlock-Fitters at Redfern many years ago.
  abesty1 Chief Commissioner

Location: The CityRail Network
Almost all attended intercity stations have them, with the exception of Gosford and Woy Woy which are the only intercity stations for electronic PID.

Suburban stations like Waterfall-Loftus, Richmond and as mentioned the Carlingford line stations and a few others have them too.
  jaseee Chief Train Controller

Mt Druitt (i assume) and St Marys still use them. They are 2 of the busiest stations in the Sydney network without electronic PIDs yet.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
Some of the Main South stations between Lidcombe and Cabramatta still have them, such as Villawood as of last night.
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
Ingleburn as well.

Thanks for the information

Iain
  chay0521 Beginner

And Macquarie Fields
  Kurmudgeon Junior Train Controller

Richmond's isn't in use anymore (the board is still there, but the clock hands have been removed).
  edison Chief Commissioner

Gosford still has them in place, but hidden behind the electronic version, on the concourse.
One of them has the stations on the  ECRL (wishful thinking!)
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Gosford still has them in place, but hidden behind the electronic version, on the concourse.
One of them has the stations on the  ECRL (wishful thinking!)
edison
Wollstonecraft had them in 2005, with the (then) in the future ECRL stations thereupon. I noticed that when briefly working on the station then.
  Kurmudgeon Junior Train Controller

Richmond's isn't in use anymore (the board is still there, but the clock hands have been removed).
Kurmudgeon
Need to correct myself; no clock face at all.
  electrax Assistant Commissioner

Mt Druitt is where I encountered them in the 1960s.  That was at the station which prexisted the current station (1970s-build) and was located several hundred metres west of the present station.  In the old days only Platform 1 (eastbound trains) had a pair of such devices, which allowed the display of trains operating semi-fast and fast services to the city. Platform 2 (westbound trains) didn't need the indicators because every suburban electric that stopped at Mount Druitt bound for Penrith stopped "all-stations" between there and Penrith.

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