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Signalling was practically non-existent, despite the fact that each station had its own entrance discs. Only in Gerona was there a luminous interlocking to control the entry and exit of trains.

Kilometric signalling was with stone milestones 20 cm wide, and hectometric signalling was only 15 cm wide. The numbers were twice as large on the kilometre markers.

Senyal avançatIn March 1915 a report was produced that gave reasons for the signalling with advanced discs to give entrance/exit to the stations so that there would be no problems of movement given the continual increases in the circulation of freight trains.

Initially it was assumed that the braking of the trains with the two wagons and the locomotive would be sufficient without the need to enter the counter-steam system, but the continual increase in the number of tonnes transported made it advisable to use remote signalling methods so that the trains could slow down or stop.

The signals, of the mobile disc type, would be incorporated at a minimum distance of 300 metres from the entry and exit points of the stations in Gerona, La Creueta, Quart, Cassà de la Selva, Llagostera, Font Picant, Santa Cristina, Castell d'Aro and Sant Feliu de Guíxols, as shown in the table below.

  Kilometric location
  of the tournouts of the advanced discs
Stations inbound outbound inbound outbound
  km km km km
Girona " 0,321 " 0,647
La Creueta 2,970 3,085 2,670 3,385
Quart 6,026 6,148 5,626 6,748
Cassà de la Selva 13,352 13,478 13,052 13,778
Llagostera 20,688 20,825 20,346 21,297
Font Picant 29,259 29,420 28,822 29,720
Santa Cristina 31,769 31,906 31,369 32,266
Castell d'Aro 34,148     34,311    33,748    34,611   
Sant Feliu de Guíxols        38,969    " 38,439 "












The signals were of the moving disc type, moved from the station by pulleys. The 30 mm diameter tube supported a 5 mm thick, 760 mm diameter pallastrail plate, with a circular opening with glass for illumination by a lantern. The control levers had a counterweight for better movement and a safety ratchet for the forced position.

All of this can seen in the original document produced in 1915.


This project was never completed, although the main reason was the transport of small speed (goods), which continued to increase in the number of tonnes transported from that year until the end of the 1930s, when it began to decline.