SE5951 : Signalbox at the National Railway Museum, York

taken 3 years ago, near to York, Great Britain

Signalbox at the National Railway Museum, York
Signalbox at the National Railway Museum, York
This signalbox, now installed at the National Railway Museum in York, was originally located at Borough Market Junction in inner London. It was replaced in the 1970s by a new signalling centre, and was transported to the museum.
The National Railway Museum (NRM)

The National Railway Museum in York displays a collection of over 100 locomotives and nearly 300 other items of rolling stock, virtually all of which either ran on the railways of Great Britain or were built here.

The museum first opened in 1975, housed in the huge former steam locomotive depot at Leeman Road next to the East Coast Main Line, near York railway station and only 700m from York Minster. In 1990, the Station Hall opened in York’s former railway goods depot across Leeman Road, nearly doubling the size of the museum in the process. The former diesel depot adjacent to the Great Hall was added as a store and in 1999 this was rebuilt to become “The Works”, providing public access to the Museum’s collections stores and workshops and a viewing gallery overlooking York Station. Today, the NRM is one of Britain’s busiest museums and is possibly the most popular railway museum in the world, attracting 931,000 visitors in 2013 LinkExternal link .

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Tuesday, 26 March, 2019   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 6 April, 2019
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Public buildings and spaces  Educational sites  Railways 
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Signal Box 
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York  National Railway Museum 
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Museum 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5928 5182 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:57.5448N 1:5.8821W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5929 5182
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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