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For such a small site, I was really surprised at how much I learnt and how much I enjoyed visiting it. I think this is largely due to the volunteers. Tony, in particular, gave us a really great tour around all the different signals and...More
Visited with two train mad grandchildren and grandad. We were warmly greeted, on a rather chilly afternoon by lovely kind volunteers. Very surprised that entry was free. What a wonderful little place, great for the children to play and get involved and a very informative...More
Bit of rail history brought back to life, and it's hands on too.
Our daughter loved it, even just watching the trains fly by on the mainline.
You can play with the signals and the team there are very enthusiastic about it.
Some great bits...More
It's definitely worth visiting St Albans signal box if you're in the area on a Sunday afternoon. Check the website for details of which Sundays they are open.
There's plenty to see from a signalling point of view and they also give live demonstrations in...More
This relic, NOT a replica, is run by a group over very enthusiastic, welcoming, volunteers. It shows much of the "machinery" that was actually in the box before it was closed by BR. There is also an outside area with lots of signals, railwayana, etc....More
If you’re lucky enough to be in St Albans on a Sunday afternoon when the signal box is open it is well worth a visit. It’s quite easy to pass the box on your travels and not even notice it is there.
The volunteers have...More
Took two 5 year old train mad boys last Sunday and they were enthralled. Not a large exhibition but lots to see and more to the point lots of things to touch and push and pull! Essential for those inquisitive minds and cant keep still...More