Last Sunday we got to see a piece of history as we joined a free tour of Banbury North Signal Box, before it’s demolished. I’ve spent years seeing this signal box when I’ve travelled to and from Birmingham, and if I’m honest I’ve taken it totally for granted. But we live in a world where computers rule and these signal boxes are obsolete, things of a bygone era. Signalling change and Monkey was very privileged to get to try out the levers for the various points and signals. Don’t worry, the box has already been de-commissioned! No train passengers were put at risk.
The very last tours are being held today.