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St Albans South - Public Open Days in 2017

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St Albans South - Public Open Days in 2017

Unread postby John Webb » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:57 am

Come and visit our 1892 Midland Railway signal box - currently the largest preserved MR box and one of the few boxes of any company preserved where it originally stood, next to a still busy main line.

SUNDAYS - except where stated
Jan 8th: 2pm to 5pm
(Please note there is no extended opening in January following the Chiltern Model Railway Association's annual show being moved to Stevenage in 2017 - it takes place on the 14th/15th January at the Leisure Centre there. Also note that the 'Enjoy St Albans!' weekend has been subsumed into 'The Big Weekend, organised by the English Tourist Board in April)
Feb 12th: 2pm-5pm
March 12th: 2pm-5pm
April Sat 1st/Sun 2nd. Extended opening 10am-5pm both days for "The Big Weekend" organised by the English Tourist Board.
April 9th: 2pm-5pm
April 23rd: 2pm-5pm
May 14th: 2pm-5pm
May 28th: 2pm-5pm
June 11th: 2pm-5pm
June 25th: 2pm-5pm
July 9th: 2pm-5pm
July 23rd: 2pm-5pm
August 13th: 2pm-5pm
August 22nd: 2pm-5pm
September 9th (Saturday): 10am-5pm - extended opening for Heritage Open Days
September 10th (Sunday): 10am-5pm - extended opening for Heritage Open Days

September 24th: 2pm-5pm
October 8th: 2pm-5pm
October 22th: 2pm-5pm
November 12th: 2pm-5pm
December 10th: 2pm-5pm

FREE ENTRY - with souvenir 'Edmundson' card ticket. (Donations always welcome!)
Light refreshments available - watch the trains pass on the adjacent Midland Mainline while you enjoy your tea or coffee!

Recent additions to our displays:

Midland Railway Telegraph 'pole route' running through the garden, modern LED signal demonstration, extended garden railway, demonstration "eNtrance-eXit" signal panel, photo display of St Pancras before, during and after conversion and restoration to take the Channel Tunnel trains.

Plenty of old signs on display, signals worked from ground frames, working oil-fired signal and hand lamps, and of course our signalling/railway museum downstairs and demonstrations on the 1906 Midland Railway 44 lever 'tumbler locked' frame upstairs!

See our website for location details; also to arrange group visits on days other than the public open days listed above.
John Webb
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