SIGNAL BOXES TO VISIT

Please note that the link to the Cromer Signal Box has been temporarily removed while the Society restoring the box is arranging to work more closely with the North Norfolk Railway.

Romsey Signal Box

http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk/

Someone bought a signal box and gave us an example to follow some years later. The Romsey signal box. Visit the Signal Box, A short history, Diagrams and Operations, Latest news, Cowley Bridge, Join "The Friends", Contact us, Links to other signalling sites

Exeter West

http://www.exeterwest.org.uk/

Here's a signal box put to good use - it moved a little from its original location. Contents: Welcome, history, moving, rebuilding, today, visit us, join.  

Princes Risborough North Signal Box

http://www.risboroughbox.org.uk/

One of our preserved railways has a much large box than us, and have almost completed its restoration! Read all about it at this website. Besides controlling the Chinor and Princes Risborough Railway's trains when they start running into a revived platform here in the near future, it will also be open to demonstrate the working of signal boxes.

Brading Station and signal box

https://brading.gov.uk/town-council/town-council-assets/brading-station/

Open from the beginning of May to the end of October on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 10am -> 4pm, and Sunday 11am->5pm, .

  • Tearooms
  • Railway Heritage Centre
  • Signal Box Tours (group bookings available)
  • Tourist Information Point and The RSPB Reserve close by.

(Updated March 2018, JSW)

Swindon Panel Preservation

http://www.swindonpanel.org.uk/

This group is preserving the Swindon Panel, one of the original Western Region "turn push" type panels, the staple panel design of the Great Western since the 1960s, before they all close forever in the next few years. Construction of a building at the Didcot Railway Centre to house the panel started in 2015 to house the panel which came out of use in February 2016. In April 2016 the panel was moved from Swindon to Didcot and into the new building. A "Grand Opening" took place on the 23rd June 2018. Please see their website for details of when the panel should be on public display following that opening.

Settle Signal Box

http://www.foscl.org.uk/content/settle-station-signal-box

A link to the restored box at Settle Station on the famous Settle-Carlisle line. This box is just over a year older than ours at St Albans, and significantly smaller! But like us the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line have restored the box and open it on a regular basis - see the linked page for details.

Armathwaite Station Signal box

http://www.foscl.org.uk/content/armathwaite-station-signalbox

Another box now looked after by the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line. See the linked page on their website for opening details.