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Princes Risborough North Signalbox FREE Open Day:

Our next signal box open day will take place from 10.00 to 16.00 on Saturday 13 July 2024.

The traditional railway signal box, once immortalised by Charles Dickens, is fast disappearing from the UK’s railways. Princes Risborough North 'box once controlled railways radiating to every point of the compass and today, it is the largest former Great Western Railway signal box still standing; but as many readers will know, it was out of use and had deteriorated dramatically over the last 25 years. The previous neglect is being rectified by C&PRR volunteers, including the renewal of 200 panes of smashed glass, the building of a replica outside staircase and, fittingly, the casting of replica nameplates which are now proudly on display.

About your visit on Saturday 13 July 2024:

See the huge amount of restoration taken place so far and hear about our plans for the future. Volunteers will be on hand to give you 'the tour' and you will be able to view the railway from a signalman’s perspective and learn about mechanical signalling methods.

Admission is free but donations of any amount are always exceedingly welcome.  

Please note there are NO Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway heritage trains operating on Saturday 13 July, as this then allows us to offer visitors safe access to the signalbox. We will however be delighted if you would like to travel with us on any of our Standard Days and please see the link below.

See also the PRNB website for any further information about the restoration project.

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