Banbury North signal box demolished despite bid to save it [BBC News]

Date: 26/03/2017

A century-old signal box has been demolished despite a campaign by railway enthusiasts to save it. The Oxfordshire box, dating from 1901, was reduced to rubble overnight as campaigners watched from a bridge. One protester said former signalmen would be 'turning in their graves', while another described the flattened Banbury North box as a 'crime scene'. Network Rail said it was replacing more than 800 remaining signal boxes with 12 Regional Operating Centres (ROCs).

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Banbury North signal box

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One protester said ex-signalmen would turn "in their graves" as Network Rail demolished the box.

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Not long left. Scene inside Banbury North signal box on 1 October 2016, with 2 days before it will be dismantled with parts going to locations around the UK for spares, museum displays, or putting back into use in other signal boxes. [See image 46737]
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