The signal box will be operational on the days shown in the events calendar. It is also occasionally in use on other Sundays and Mondays for shunting purposes. Unless a sign is hung to the contrary, visitors are very welcome to visit - just knock on the door.
Signalling and Visits
Our signalling team visiting the SDR
We always welcome anyone who is interested in training as a signaller. The course takes between four and eight months and involves a thorough knowledge of our Rule Book, the Signalman's General Instructions, the Special Operating Instructions for the signal box and a practical examination by our Signal Inspector. Most training will be done 'on the job' and so the same commitment in time and availability will be needed while training as when you are qualified. This will be mainly weekends and Bank Holidays when the railway is open to the public.
Work on the signalling takes places mainly on Thursdays, Sundays and Mondays. At present we are extending the system which involves some heavy work and some lighter electrical installation. These are exciting times for us and if you like building a railway and would like to join our team you are very welcome. No special skills are required but a degree of physical fitness will be needed as much of the work requires a walk of 500m over rough ground to reach the worksites. Here is a flavour of some of the work we do.