Signalling (Maintenance and Improvement)
Brief Job Role: The Signal Engineering Department are responsible for the development and maintenance of the railway’s heritage signalling systems. We undertake the restoration of mechanical and electro-mechanical signalling equipment before installing it on site. The work involves both mechanical and electrical engineering as well as minor civil engineering (we tend to dig lots of holes).
We are very lucky to have the oldest signal box in preservastion dating back to 1880's being one of the few surviving McKenzie and Holland designed Signal Box's. Soon to be serving Leek Brook Juncation Triangle the signal box is unquie and will be come the only signal box in preservastion to serve a triangle layout allowing trains to go North, South, East and West. (Slight down out of the traingle we have a siding running West). We will need as many hands as possible to make this happen and are always looking for people of all ages and experaince for help. You will soon be talking the lingo and be one of the team helping to restore our uniquie heritage.
Projects Past and Present: Previous projects have included the commissioning of the Signal Box and passing loop at Consall, the Electric Key Token instruments between Cheddleton and Consall, and between Cheddleton and Leek Brook Junction.
Our current project is the resignalling between Cheddleton and Leek Brook which will see the signal boxes at both Cheddleton and Leek Brook Junction being brought in to full working order.