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Visit a restored railway signal box in St Albans
Visit a restored railway signal box in St Albans

Visit a restored railway signal box in St Albans

Next to St Albans City railway station is a brightly painted wooden building - a restored signal box that's now occasionally open to the public.

Dec
14
2021
London Bridge’s railway signal box restored in York
London Bridge’s railway signal box restored in York

London Bridge’s railway signal box restored in York

A rare surviving signal box that once controlled trains through London Bridge is now being restored -- at the National Railway Museum in York

Dec
19
2018
Meet the team restoring a London Underground signal box
Meet the team restoring a London Underground signal box

Meet the team restoring a London Underground signal box

Twenty years ago, a signal cabin controlled its last trains on the London Underground, but now a team of enthusiasts are attempting to restore this lost piece of tube history to working order.

Oct
01
2016
London Underground to open historic signal box to the public
London Underground to open historic signal box to the public

London Underground to open historic signal box to the public

Originally built in 1926 and operated by the Metropolitan Railway the cabin's antiquated technology is still in use.

Sep
05
2016
Visit an art-deco railway control room
Visit an art-deco railway control room

Visit an art-deco railway control room

It was missing when I did the first list, but the astonishing electrical control room at Woking will be open to the public as part of the Heritage Open Days next weekend.

Sep
04
2016
The last days of Banbury’s railway signal boxes
The last days of Banbury’s railway signal boxes

The last days of Banbury’s railway signal boxes

In a few weeks time, one of the best of its grade of railway signal boxes will be torn down, but before that, there is a chance to go inside and have a look.

Aug
29
2016
Ticket Alert: Chance to visit a historic railway signal box
Ticket Alert: Chance to visit a historic railway signal box

Ticket Alert: Chance to visit a historic railway signal box

On the eve of its demolition, there will be a chance to visit a historic railway signal box to have a look inside.

Jun
25
2016