TO EXETER WEST SIGNAL BOX
Welcome to the Exeter West signal box web pages.
Exeter West signal box is not at Exeter - it is at Crewe. Why is
this? Because a group of dedicated individuals saved the signalbox
from demolition when the signalling in the Exeter area was renewed
in 1985, and carefully dismantled it so it could be re-erected as
a working museum demonstrating how the larger signal boxes of the
past were. This box is now viewable at Crewe as part of Crewe Heritage Centre display, and "signalmen" are present most
weekends to describe and demonstrate signalling days of the past
and answer questions from visitors.
These web pages will take you through the story from the
formation of the Exeter West Group a few years before the signal
box closed, through the trials and tribulations of dismantling,
storing, re-erecting and making operational this monument to the
Hopefully you will come and visit some time - details of opening
times and how to find us will also be found in these pages.
Announcements of special activities and events will be found on
our "Notice Board"