Have you ever wondered what goes on in a railway signal box? Soon, you will be able to find out, and experience for yourself what a signalman used to do.
After 120 years service, Lowdham Signal box closed in 2016 as part of a national scheme to modernise the railway signalling to improve line capacity and train reliability, whilst saving costs. Following nearly 1000 hours of volunteer effort, we are almost ready for you to visit.
Daily from Sunday 1st August till Sunday 8th, Lowdham signal box will be open for you to visit, 10am-7pm weekdays and 10am-2:30pm weekends. We have restored it to how we think it looked in the 1950s. You can see and operate period signalling equipment, and pull levers connected it up to a couple of signals.
As we expect this to be popular, and we are still urged to be cautious about meeting others, we ask you to book a timed 30-minute slot on www.eventbrite.com – just search for ‘Lowdham Signal Box’. (If you don’t use the internet, please leave a message on the number below, and we will get back to you to confirm).
There are lots more details on facebook.com/lowdhamsignalbox.
If you would like to volunteer, please email email@example.com or call David Moore on 0115 9664938, or post a comment on facebook.