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The ARHS Railway Museum at North Williamstown, Victoria was broken into and a number of rare items were stolen during a forced entry to the signal box. We believe it is possible that those responsible may try to sell them.

The following items were stolen:-

  • Two (2) Block Instruments
  • Two (2) Lamps
  • Two (2) Staff Exchange Boxes
  • One (1) Staff Instrument Bell

From the manner in which these objects were selected and removed, it is evident that the thieves were aware of the significance and value of the objects. As they are both bulky and heavy, it is unlikely that they can be transmitted to buyers by post.

The Police were notified on Saturday 18th December, 2010.

It is probable that the objects may be offered for sale we would encourage you to:

  • Monitor any electronic networks or forums you belong to
  • Be alert to any one offering the objects for sale
  • Be alert for any one who has suddenly added such items to their collection
  • Maintain a watch on EBay and any other means of electronic sale

We do not want you to expose yourselves to any risk, or to alert the thieves that we are on the lookout, we would certainly encourage you to discretely try to discover the identity of the people responsible and pass it advise us. A telephone number, email address may be all we need for the police to identify the culprits.

Contact an Jenkin, Vice President,Australian Railway Historical Society Victorian Division Inc.
on Ph 03 98224940, or mobile 0420 554 288
or contact Ian on email:- jenkin4 (at)

Ian Jenkin, Vice President ARHS Vic Div Inc On behalf of ARHS Vic Div Council