Visitors can make tracks to Cromer signal box

Visitors can take a look inside Cromer signal box as part of the Heritage Open Days event. Picture:

Visitors can take a look inside Cromer signal box as part of the Heritage Open Days event. Picture: MILES JERMY - Credit: Archant

It has been a familiar sight to passing train passengers for more than 90 years.

Now there is a chance to take a look inside the former signal box at Cromer railway station.

The signal box is one of thousands of hidden places accessible to view as part of next month's Heritage Open Days event.

Built in 1922, the grade two listed building has been painstakingly restored by the Cromer Railway Signalling Society following its closure 16 years ago.

It is the only surviving Marriott signalbox, which is made of reinforced concrete and named after William Marriott who built the line in 1887.


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Visitors will be able to see a working lever frame, signals and points and collection of railway memorabilia.

Trains on the Bittern Line, between Norwich and Sherigham, are now centrally controlled from just outside the city.

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The signal box will be open between 10.30am and 3.30pm on Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10.

Access is from Holt Road between the Old Cemetery and Argos store delivery bay.

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