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Sep-30-2009 @ 4:55 PM                           Permalink
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"Plans to transform an historic but rundown signalbox at Wroxham into a hands-on museum will be launched today

The wooden building, which guided trains through the heart of the county for 100 years, has not been used since June 2000, when a new, central signalling system based near Norwich made it redundant."
http://www.edp24.co.uk/content/edp24/news/story.aspx?brand=EDPOnline&category=News&tBrand=EDPOnline&tCategory=xDefault&itemid=NOED29%20Sep%202009%2011%3A47%3A49%3A483

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It's a splendid idea and i'd be glad to see a piece of railway history restored, but i'd be interested to see where they are going to get some of the old original signalling equipment from and the old fashion electric token block or "chocolate machines" as they were fondly remembered by railway signalmen. I can think of one former railway staff who has one but would be most reluctant to donate any of the equipment?

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If the plans have only just been launched today why have they been doing the Box up for months?

good Idea though...

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Oct-07-2009 @ 9:28 PM                           Permalink
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I my self being a steam engine fan and will be riding behind 2 black fives on a week a sunday next and so any x railwayana brought back to life is well worth visiting so i for one will be a regular visitor to the box ,its a pitty they cannot do some thing with them guards vans that are i presume still standing on the cut of line just up from the box at the other side of the main line the last i herd was that they was in private hands but no one knew who it is .


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hi all,
just a little further update
http://www.edp24.co.uk/content/edp24/news/story.aspx?brand=EDPOnline&category=News&tBrand=EDPOnline&tCategory=xDefault&itemid=NOED27%20Dec%202009%2012%3A55%3A33%3A540
happy new year

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Many years ago in the 70s I went on a visit to the Science Museum (I think) - was much surprised to see Haddiscoe signal box as an exhibit in all its glory. Subsequent visits with my children in the last few years reveal that it's no longer there......neither is the Science Museum really come to think of it.

Maybe it has been moved to the rail museum (Bradford??) perhaps - the signal box that is.

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Interesting that and a good cause Peter Bower is of course the Peter Bower of Wherry Yacht Charter Trust owners of Olive Hathor and Norada, but also of course the Barton House Railway which runs around his front garden, he has a full size working signal box and ticket office in said front garden, great day out when it is open.

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I'd always thought I'd seen the Haddiscoe signal box at the Science Museum, but couldn't find any reference to it - glad someone else remembers it Smile

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Twice in one day
http://www.mangapps.co.uk/the_museum.html
It would appear that the Mangapps Museum now owns the Haddiscoe signal box.........

See discussion under nostalgia
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I am sure this is a very worthy project and I wish the
person in question more success in raising the cash
required than he appears to have in raising cash for
other projects with which he is involved.

It just proves how difficult it is to raise cash these
days and just how crucial it is to organise on a proper
basis the running of this type of charitable fund - it
is certainly no game




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