• Salvage plans with Network Rail revealed for historic signal

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Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

Moderators: Komachi, David Benton

  by Jeff Smith
 
Oxford Mail

A little bit of history being preserved.
SALVAGE plans to ensure the legacy of a piece of Banbury's heritage are taking shape before the Banbury North Signal Box is finally taken apart.

A total of 3,000 visitors were shown around the building over eight weeks before it is dismantled by Network Rail in the coming weeks as part of rail network upgrades.

But the signal box's unprecedented popularity has led to a last-minute deal thrashed out by local campaigners, Network Rail, Siemens and various heritage partners.

If all goes to plan a treasure-trove of materials and equipment from the site will be turned over to campaigners to be used in projects elsewhere.