The history of Chinnor Signal Box -
The Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway Association is a registered charity, number 1016237. It and the railway it owns are operated, managed, developed and maintained entirely by volunteers.
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First select your site
Next select your box
Add some paint to protect it from the weather & the journey
Wrap up any bits that might fall off and attach it to a crane
Lift it up (you might need quite a big crane)
And pop it on a lorry -
Drive to your chosen location
Lift it off the lorry -
Pop it on some new foundations
And restore -
The following pages give some idea of the path taken by the box from it’s first known location to it’s present position controlling the Chinnor Railway.
There are four pages in this section:-
These pages are dedicated to Ken Cruse (1925 -
“A steam locomotive is the closest thing to something alive that Man has created, it has a heart and a soul”
In addition, we present a short slide show to demonstrate, if you’re mad enough to try it yourself, how to get your own signalbox.
|The Wilderness Years|
|Recent history until Nov 2013|
|Recent works 2|
|Recent History (from 2014)|