Shottle Signal Box

The Association has been helping to fund the installation of a new signal box at Shottle station. This will provide full signal control from a single operator on days with two trains running.

Donate to this project

Please donate to help us fund the purchase of:

  • Shiplap cladding - £800

  • Timber framing

  • Locking room window

  • Door frame

Total cost estimated at £1000.

 

Further donations are required to fund a 3-phase power supply.

To donate to this project you can click the button at the bottom of this page and use our online donation form.

In the "write us a comment" box on the donation form please label this as "Shottle Signal Box". Adding Gift Aid to your donation will increase your donation by 25% to help us raise more funds for this project.

History

Photos Credit: J Silvester

Originally located at Oddingly, the box was used as a crossing keeper's hut. The crossing box was built in 1906 and was decommissioned 110 years later in October 2016. It was moved to the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway on the 26th October 2016 and has been restored and painted in Midland style colours.

On the 12th June 2020, the box was lifted into its final position and will act as the signal box for the Shottle loop for when two trains are running.

Wooden cladding and the linkages to operate the signals and points around the station will be the next tasks to undertake to see the conclusion of this project.

Registered Address:
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association
Wirksworth Station
Coldwell Street
Wirksworth
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 4FB
United Kingdom
 
01629 823076.
 
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