St Albans South Signal Box

10:00 to 17:00 Until Sun Sep 22nd
Topics : Community, Family, Fun

St Albans South Signal Box

5 Ridgmont Rd, St Albans, AL1 3AG

Sat 21st September 2019 - Sun 22nd September 2019
Times: 10:00 - 17:00

Come and visit the largest preserved Midland Railway signal box in the UK and one of the few preserved boxes that's open to the public and next to a busy main line railway. Signalling demonstrations are run on the operating floor upstairs whenever asked for. Railway videos and a slideshow of the restoration are shown downstairs, with many signalling items on display, including single line 'tablet token' machines, and other railway-related exhibits. In the garden there are working signals visitors can operate, old signs, lit oil lamps, telegraph 'pole route' and a garden railway. We suggest you allow at least 1 hour to view the garden and the signal box - no need to book - just come along. Light refreshments are available on open days. Entrance is FREE, and donations are always welcome. The Trust, a charity, is supported entirely by donations. Every visitor gets a traditional "Edmondson" card ticket as a souvenir of their visit!