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Lowdham Station signal box to close next year

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Lowdham Signal-box is to close early next year when the Nottingham to Lincoln line is fully resignalled, reports the Lowdham Parish website.

The box will be demolished the day after closes, to prevent it becoming a target for vandalism.

Local railway enthusiasts now plan to try to find a suitable location in the vicinity of the station to resite the signal-box. The signal-box would then be open to the public on selected open days, depending on volunteers. Supporters will be asked to help occasionally with the task of stripping the old paint, and repainting it in its original Midland Railway colour scheme of yellow and brown, and a host of other small maintenance tasks.

The ultimate aim will be to create a simulation so that visitors can experience how a Victorian country station signal-box operated.

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Campaigners have submitted an application to create a charity Lowdham Railway Heritage.

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