The Journal of the Signalling Record Society Victoria

Somersault contains articles and information about railway signalling. Its primary focus is signalling in Victoria, Australia, but it includes occasional articles about signalling in the rest of Australia and the internationally.

The articles are a mixture of historical and current descriptions of locations, signalling equipment, and signalling practices. A detailed list of signalling changes from the Weekly Notices is included in each issue providing a valuable resource for railway historians.

The magazine is published six times per year in February, March, May, July, September, and November as a hardcopy emailed to members.

The committee is currently seeking members’ views on how best to make Somersault available online without jeopardising our membership income. Without this, the Society could not function.

To assist with this decision making, all editions of Somersault for 2016  are available below. Click on the thumbnails or link to access the complete file. This shows how Somersault could be made available on the website. Further back issues are available via the link, but are currently password-protected.

All back issues are in PDF format. Up to Volume 21 they are scanned images of the original paper copies. Commencing with Volume 22 (1999) the PDFs have been directly generated from the original source files.

See here for a sample of earlier issues. A password is required.

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Unless articles use copyright information, contents may be reproduced for non commercial use without prior permission, but acknowledgement is required.

For everyone interested in Victorian railway signalling.