Support our Appeal to Restore Princes Risborough North Signal Box.
(The Great Western’s largest surviving signal box)
PRN Box was a splendid 126 lever brick-built building, and has become the largest surviving Great Western signal box. It is a listed building. Neither means it is guaranteed not to fall down or rot away! It falls to us to look after this imposing piece of our railway heritage, and it will be a unique showpiece for our railway if we do it well.
While the main construction tasks (re-roofing, timber replacements, reglazing…..) will clearly have to wait until we own/lease and have unrestricted access to the box and can raise grant and sponsorship funding, inspection has shown cracking walls, missing downpipes and rotting structural timbers which need urgent attention, along with required security improvements etc..
So in the meantime we need to set up some seedcorn funding to halt further deterioration and to get the main project started, so we have launched an appeal for funds. If you would like to help please either print off and use the form below or click this link to make a donation. If you wish to make an individual arrangement, such as a standing order, please email stating your wishes.
From 1904 to 1991 this impressive signalbox commanded the railway through the Chilterns, but it now needs help if it is to survive. Can we give it life once more as its builders intended, watching over panniers busy on our branch as Birmingham expresses thunder by?
I wish to support this project and enclose a cheque payable to CPRRA for £_________.
I wish this donation to be treated by the Association as a Gift Aid donation unless I have ticked this box [ ]. (CPRRA may reclaim tax paid on your donation (currently 25p for each £1 you give) provided you pay Income or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year of an amount at least equal to the tax reclaimed.)
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Please send this to: PRNB Appeal, 27 Bedfordshire Way, Wokingham, Berks RG41 3BA, or bring it to Chinnor station on any day the railway is open.
In the unlikely event that this appeal is oversubscribed, your donation will be used to support other Association projects.
The Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway Association is a registered charity. It and the railway it owns are operated, managed, developed and maintained entirely by volunteers.
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