- David Trewern
- Keith Phillips
- Gavin Brooker
- Jamie Brooker
- Peter Chatfield (joined us at Ropley)
- Janet Payne
- Ben Cook
- Roger Pleasant
- Dick Hewett (who kindly provided transport)
Once we had been into the box and got in the way of the signalman a couple of times, we had to tear
ourselves away from the excitement of an actual working box and proceed to our next location, St Albans signal box.
Like Romsey, St Albans is a preserved signal box that runs simulations, the only difference is, they are very close to the main line (and very, very fast trains!!). They gave us a tour of their site and showed us how they worked their open days. We were very impressed by their extensive collection of signalling artefacts and all the demonstration material they had in their visitor centre: token block demonstration, communication demonstration, upper/lower quadrant demo, e.t.c.
Overall, a very good day was had by all. Ideas on modification to Romsey box/how we run open days were suggested and it has given us some good things to go away and think about.
Please follow the link here for St Albans website
Photos from today;