Take control of the railway in Groombridge Signal Box alongside one of our Signalmen!
Our Signalman experience days offer the unique opportunity to work a fully operational signal box and control trains for just £125!
Your day will be based around working Groombridge signal box, the halfway point along our railway. You will be under the guidance and supervision of one of our own Signalman who will take you through the basic controls of the box and then demonstrate to you its operation.
Available on Green timetable days you will start at 10:30 at Groombridge where you will meet the duty Station Master & Signalman. After a brief introduction to the signal box the first train will arrive from Tunbridge Wells West at 10:44. You will be shown the token exchange procedure and how to set a route allowing the train to depart for Eridge, this includes the all important liaison with Oxted Signal Box gaining our authority to open our boundary gate at Birchden Junction.
Throughout the day you will operate mechanical and electrical points, signals and exchange tokens, during which you will gain an understanding of how a signal box operates and familiarise yourself with the different leavers and their meanings. The day will end at approximately 17:00 after the last train has departed for Tunbridge Wells West.
Do you have what it takes to clear a signal from 626yds away, there's only one way to find out, book now!