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Other active signalling preservation groups
General interest in signalling
Signalling simulations & games
Rail related and other preservation groups in or near Romsey
Other active signalling preservation groups:
St Albans South Signal Box Preservation Group
is another group who have been set up to take over a redundant signal box.
Swindon Panel Box
This group is preserving Swindon Panel, one of the original Western Region “turn push” type panels, the staple panel design of the Western Region during the 1960s & 1970s. Swindon Panel closed on 23 May 2015 and the restored panel reopened at Didcot Railway Centre in June 2018.
Epping-Ongar Railway Signalling
shows details of the work they have done to preserve and enhance the signalling on their railway east of London.
Bluebell Railway Signalling
have information on their signalling, including plans of some of the boxes, and a good write-up on bell signals and block working.
Brading Signal Box (Isle of Wight)
The LSWR signal box at Brading Station has been preserved. Open to the public, along with the station building, on specific dates each year – see the tourist information site for 2018 details.
The Exeter West Group
They have preserved the complete signal box that used to be at Exeter and have re-built it at the Railway Heritage Centre in Crewe.
Great Western Society
at Didcot, a page covering their Signal & Telegraph project at Didcot Railway Centre.
The Mid-Hants Railway
their signalling group have posted information on their LSWR type signalboxes, similar to Romsey.
Severn Valley Railway S&T Dept.
Their site describes signalling on the Severn Valley Railway, the activities of the volunteer S&T Department and explains some of the jargon.
Superbly restored ex-LSWR type signal boxes on this heritage railway, although sadly very little detail on their website!
Bideford Railway Heritage Centre manages the Bideford station site and Instow signal box both of which are on the former railway line from Barnstaple to Bideford in North Devon.
General interest in signalling:
The Signal Box
A site which provides an introduction to British Railway Signalling Practice and has a host of other information – this one’s well worth a visit!
The Institution of Railway Signal Engineers
Has some useful information which is available for those interested in signalling, not just the professionals!
The Signalling Records Society
Is the society for those interested in railway signalling, in all forms from traditional mechanical installations to modern power signalling.
The British Power Signalling Register
lists all forms of power signalling in the UK, with links to informative descriptions and pictures.
West Country Railway Archives
West Country Railway Archives has a lot of information about the former Southern Railway lines in the West Country, including some information on signalling equipment.
Signalling simulations & games:
Simulations of mechanical signal boxes, with extremely fine graphics.
Supply railway simulations, including signal boxes.
SIAM Railway Games
Railway simulations (including several signal boxes) that will keep you at your post for hours.
SimSig have a number of remarkable and highly realistic IECC simulations.
Rail related and other preservation groups in or near Romsey:
Romsey & District Railway Modellers Society
The local model railway club, organisers of an annual model railway exhibiton that we link up with.
Friends of King Alfred buses, FoKAb
A local bus preservation group who are based in Winchester – they have an impressive fleet of preserved buses.
Romsey and District Society
The aim of the Society is to promote high standards of planning and architecture in the area, and to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historical or public interest in the area.