Trainspotting signal box earns protected status [Scotsman]





Date: 12/08/2014

A SIGNAL box at Corrour, the remote Highland station featured in Trainspotting, is among nine to be added to the protected list by Historic Scotland as their operational demise approaches. The buildings have been given listed status by Historic Scotland ahead of being phased out over the next 15-30 years. Scotland’s 74 signal boxes - 41 of which are now listed - will be replaced by two signalling centres covering the whole country. The newly-listed ones include Corrour, which was seen in the 1996 film starring Ewan McGregor. [From Mark Bartlett]


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Trainspotting signal box earns protected status

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A SIGNAL box at Corrour, the remote Highland station featured in Trainspotting, is among nine to be added to the protected list by Historic Scotland as their operational demise approaches.

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