Demonstration switch

Stock rails and switch blades arrive. With many thanks to the Talyllyn Railway for their donation. We will now be able to demonstrate how switches, signals and interlocking works. (see news 2018 for more...)


Check our latest newsletter and the archives tor the all the stories on the signal box and the railway at St Albans.
(newsletters 2018 and archives....)

Hands-on history, bells, levers and signals - all as the trains fly by.

External restoration complete

Come and enjoy a great day out at this historic signal box in St Albans. Right by the four-track mainline station, a free-entry attraction for kids, families and railway enthusiasts of all ages.

Garden model railway, hands-on levers and signals, bells to ring, historic railways artefacts to browse.  Demonstrations of real time train movements and signalling.  Garden and seating areas for teas. juice and watching the mainline trains glide by. Typical visit 1 to 2 hrs to suit all ages,

Access statement: The site is fully accessible except for the long flight of eighteen steps to the upper floor of the signal box. For those unable to get upstairs a video of the upstairs workings can be shown downstairs. Accessible toilet and hand washing facilities available on request.

Find us on the web - check our reviews and visitor photos. Many thanks to reviewers for the kind words and support. 

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The Trust was established by volunteers to restore and preserve the St Albans South signal box
(Grade II listed) as part of our railway and architectural heritage.