Hednesford Signal Box News Progress Updates LATEST NEWS – 12 February 2014

Hednesford Signal Box News

Progress Updates

LATEST NEWS – 12 February 2014

05374 Hednesford No.1 Signal BoxHednesford No.1 Signal Box in busy days with West Cannock Colliery Sidings behind it. – Pic Chasewater Railway Museum Collection.

SIGNAL BOX Network Rail have advised that the relocation of the signal box will take place this coming Sunday 16th Feb. (Strong winds permitting)

The lifting operation will take place from approximateley 7am when the box will be lifted from its brick base and over the railway lines onto a trailer located at the rear of the new supermarket development. After securing the signal box to the trailer and derigging the crane both vehicles will then drive along Victoria Street and Rugeley Road to enter the car park adjacent to the tennis courts.

The crane will reverse down to the pavilion followed by the trailer and after setting up the crane the signal box will be lifted over the pavilion into its new location. The offloading should start around midday dependant on progress of the first part of the operation.

The Rugeley Road car park will be closed most of the Sunday until the relocation has been completed and the crane and lorry have left site.

Any further changes will be advised

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