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Signalbox wanted for MHR/Havant looking for new home

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Swan Age, May 2, 2008.

  1. Swan Age

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    "New"Mid Hants signalbox

    I see from the MHR website the MHR are after a period LSWR/Southern box, anybody know where the box is proposed to be installed?
     
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    Re: "New"Mid Hants signalbox

    No idea about where its going but there are a few LSWR/ SR boxes in existence! Wareham, Hamworthy JCN and a few others.
     
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    Re: "New"Mid Hants signalbox

    Someone said Medstead & Four Marks to be made in to a Demonstration box.
     
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    Re: "New"Mid Hants signalbox

    Ah, i see.

    Not likely to be located to the west of Alresford on the secret proposed western extension(referred to by Robin Jones in HR) then? Shame.


    tongue firmly in cheek
     
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    Re: "New"Mid Hants signalbox

    Sorry that wouldn’t happen to many obstacles in the way.
     
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    Re: "New"Mid Hants signalbox

    Yes, i know, thats why under the HR Forum viewtopic.php?f=89&t=14104&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a I suggested that Robin Jones checked google earth.
     
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    Re: "New"Mid Hants signalbox

    A vague, distant memory says something about a demonstration 'box to be installed at Ropley as part of an HLF-funded project to develop the site.
     
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    Re: "New"Mid Hants signalbox

    What's Uckfield box up to these days? Full timber, last time I heard it was empty after a while as a taxi office.
     
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    Re: "New"Mid Hants signalbox

    Last time I saw it(when the Sussex Explorer was there), it was a taxi place.

    Speaking of signal boxes there is one at eridge on the opposite side to Spa, don't really know whats going on with that.
     
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    Re: "New"Mid Hants signalbox

    Brick base, unfortunately. There is a gorgeous signalbox within the Bournemouth Depot complex, but again, it has a brick base.

    I suggested the MR timber box at Warmley (near Bitton AVR), as it is little more than a caged target for vandals, and I am sure it will be burnt to the ground before long.
     
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    Re: "New"Mid Hants signalbox

    There is also the MR box at Longbridge. Driving down the Bristol road, The box is still in MR colours it never made it into NR colours
     
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    Re: "New"Mid Hants signalbox

    Uckfield sure is a Taxi office, and the upkeep is alot better than it was in the latter BR days by the looks. As for Eridge, it sits there, almost as if someone locked the door on the last day and left everything as it was. No plans for the Spa to use it then?
     
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    Re: "New"Mid Hants signalbox

    Best person to ask on that what be Matt, he knows alot more then I do! I think as its on the opposite side its not really any use to Spa but I'm not quite sure whats happening to it, you never know it may become a part of the long term plans. I think thats the case but as I can't really be considered a spokesman, don't take it as fact!
     
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    Re: "New"Mid Hants signalbox

    A lot nearer to home, I wonder what the future holds for Botley? Brick base but nice to think that the upper works could be dismantled when the time comes, not just demolished.
     
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    Re: "New"Mid Hants signalbox

    Noticed it myself the other day. It's boarded up but it looks all there.
     
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    Has anyone e mailed all this info to the MHR yet ?
    :-k :-k
     
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    Re: "New"Mid Hants signalbox

    Guys,

    As things stand it is difficult to use Eridge box purely because it is on the wrong side of the line and we are not able to run things under the NR rails. This does not mean that the box or its components will not be included into some kind of signalling system in the future.

    Matt
     
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    viewtopic.php?f=98&t=14478

    To dig up an old topic, Havant council are looking for new uses for the 1876 signalbox, and one option is to dismantle and move it to a "railway museum nearby".

    http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/newshome/Ha ... 5012679.jp

    It might be a bit big for MHR's plans, and the brick base would make it much more work to dismantle, move, and rebuild, but if the council are willing to assist...
     
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    Thats certainly a big box.
     
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    Havant box will not be used at Medstead although there is another in the pipeline of which MHR are awaiting a decision.

    Please see David Snows HLF report in the latest Mid-Hants News for details for MHR memders , and once I have a minure I will copy the details to this thread if I am not jumping the gun.

    Regards
    Chris Willis
     

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