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The St Albans South Signalbox will be opened to the public between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September. This event is part of the countrywide 'Heritage Open Days' that weekend.

The box is of Midland Railway construction dating from the 1890s, and closed in the late 1970s when the line from St Pancras was electrified and resignalled. Only the ground floor will be open, the staircase to the first floor (where the lever frame is) having been removed some years ago and awaiting quotes for a rebuild. There will be demonstrations of signalling equipment etc. and details of the restoration the Trust who look after the box hope to carry out. The box is in Ridgemount Road, St Albans, close to the back entrance to platform 4 of St Albans City Station.

See www.sigbox.co.uk for more information.

Come and and get some prototype information!

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John Webb
 

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About 310 visitors called in at the signal box over the Heritage weekend, and contributed some £500 towards the £125,000+ we need to restore the box.
The restoration of the box 'in situ' is most unusual - most preserved boxes are removed to preserved railway sites or are no longer beside a railway. Our box is next to the Midland main line with trains frequently passing by.
I'll post occasional updates on progress from time to time.
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