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“A must visit”

St Albans South Signal Box
Ranked #13 of 49 things to do in St Albans
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Very freindly and enthusiastic volunteers. Quite knowledgeable, demonstrations of train movements by signalling control, activities for childre to try. Railway memorabillia and history of the box to read about.

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

an alternative view of the railways & old time technology on display gives you a real sense of the old world

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Reviewed 7 October 2013

You need to be interested in trains or engineering to fully appreciate your visit here. There must have been an incredible amount of work to restore this signal box (and it's not finished yet, will restoration ever finish?). The volunteers are so knowledgeable and enthusiastic, that they make the place come alive with their stories and explanations. Also if you are a regular commuter to London it gives a unique perspective of the train line and station. You will get a chance to pull the levers and you will realise that signal men did not need to go to the gym to exercise their biceps.

2  Thank Eddie M
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

A very unusual and unique experience.

Absolutely amazing to be next to the track watching trains go by on a regular basis.

The volunteers who run the place are very knowledgeable and it is amazing to learn how technology replaced the boxes.

Highlight of the day is a simulation of how the signals used to be used. You get a chance to pull the signal levers and respond to signals from other signal boxes. Great fun

Very steep steps lead up to the box which may make entry difficult. If you can't manage the steps sit in the small garden and watch the trains go by. St Albans station is adjacent to the box.

1  Thank stanredfern
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

The old St. Albans Signal Box (accessed through the parking lot across the bridge from the City Station), is open twice a month for visitors. The volunteers are helpful, knowledgeable, and patient with young children. My kids loved it, and so did I! We weren't expecting much, but we ending up spending two pleasant hours there.

Thank Eyjafjalla-yokel
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