THE EXETER WEST GROUP
The following items are available only from the Exeter West Group:
- 'Exeter West Box' - a 97 page hardback history of the signal box and its preservation with 67 photographs and a full colour dust jacket. Written by Peter Jordan and Adrian Vaughan. £25 plus £2.50 postage and packing.
- Exeter West Box – Rescue & Revival’ – a 1 hour 56 minute DVD showing
the preservation project from the closing of the box in 1985, through the various stages of restoration at Bristol, Swindon and Crewe to the reopening in 1993. The DVD also has a feature on the West Country boxes that survived the 1980’s closures. £10 plus £1.50 postage and packing.
- ‘Exeter West Box – 1984’ – a two CD set of stereo recordings made by S&T engineer David Wittamore in the signal box in August 1984, the last summer that the box was in operation. £10 plus £1.50 postage and packing.
- ‘Semaphore Salute’ – a two CD set of various sound recordings relating to signalling including recordings made in Challow Box, Small Heath South Box and Tyseley South Box in the 1960’s and an interview with former Exeter-area signalman Ralph Hamilton, the man who was on duty in Exeter East box on the night it was bombed in 1942. £10 plus £1.50 postage and packing.
- ‘Challow Days’ – another two CD set featuring more recordings made by the well known railway writer Adrian Vaughan in and around Challow Box in the 1960’s, including a busy summer Saturday in 1963. The set also includes unique recordings of a footplate trip from Swindon to Severn Tunnel Junction on a 28xx and the return trip ‘light engine’ on a ‘Hall.’
£10 plus £1.50 postage and packing.
All of these items are available from the Group's Sales Officer:
Raoul Beaman at 'Station House', Berrington & Eye, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DT; email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Exeter West Computer Simulation - the computer program that is used to demonstrate Exeter West to visitors is also available for you to run on your own computer. The program can be purchased from Blockpost Software at www.blockpostsoftware.co.uk. Blockpost Software donates a part of the price of each simulation that is sold to the Exeter West Group.
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