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St Albans South Signal Box

Ridgmont Road, St Albans AL1 3AJ, England
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Not just for Railway Buffs

This relic, NOT a replica, is run by a group over very enthusiastic, welcoming, volunteers. It... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
Hatt
,
Wales
Evening visit

This is a great relic of early train management and is a worthy charity keeping this place alive... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
John R
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Ridgmont Road, St Albans AL1 3AJ, England
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

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

Thank Hatt
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This is a great relic of early train management and is a worthy charity keeping this place alive for future visitors.

Thank John R
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

If you commute and wait on the platfrom, you'll spot this signal box. But its worth making a visit at the next open day. Quite interesting and a nice step into the past.

Thank lucretiaRAdventurer1
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

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

Thank NannoMN
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Just has another great visit to St Alban’s old Signal Box. The small garden was lovely just to sit in on a warm Sunday afternoon with a mug of coffee and biscuit (£1) whilst chatting with the volunteers who rebuilt and now look after this...More

Thank Andrew081
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

What a fab place this is, lots to see and do and the staff were very informative. Well worth a visit but do check on their website as its not open many times through the year. A real bonus is it's free! Lovely garden to...More

Thank Jayne195811
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

First time we've visited this,even though have been St Albans residents for many years. Didn't realise how much was there! Fascinating. Our young grandson loved it!

Thank 99voyage
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We went on the open day with our 3 yr old lad and it was great. Clearly run by volunteers it had a good few things to look at like a model railway and other bits and bobs. When you get into the single box...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

I am not a railway buff, but I'm married to one and have been on nearly every 'steam' line in this country and anywhere else we have found one. I had seen a notice regarding an 'Open Weekend' at the St Albans South Signal Box...More

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