Tawa Railway Station, originally called Tawa Flat, is located on the North Island Main Trunk Railway (NIMT) and is part of the suburban rail network of Wellington, New Zealand. It is double tracked, has an island platform layout, and is 13.75 km from Wellington Railway Station, the southern terminus of the North Island Main Trunk Railway.
The Tawa frame is in the otherwise disused and near derelict Tawa Station building. Being of wooden construction arson is an ever present danger. There was once a yard to the left of the station which explains the need for a frame at Tawa. Picture curtsey of David at http://valleysignals.org.nz ©
This is the Westinghouse Brake & Signal Co. Ltd. Style 'L' Power Lever Frame with its 23 levers at Tawa. Most of the track structures have been removed leaving just two cross-overs. Tawa is a switchout station and is rarely switched in, its only use being when there is a block of line and trains need to reverse at Tawa. Picture curtsey of David at http://valleysignals.org.nz ©