'Didcot signal box'
at The Didcot Railway Centre
Frome Mineral Junction signal box
Frome Mineral Junction signal box from the steps side.
For very full details about this box the the Great Wester Society Bristol group have a very full history of this box on there site
The Great Western Society has the old engine sheds at Didcot They are on a large site in a triangle of lines. The Main Didcot line station which is on the Great Western Main line is on one side. The London to Oxford line is on the other and the Swindon to Oxford line on the other side.
The Society was offered the use of the engine shed at Didcot that had become redundant.
The Society moved in the engine shed at Didcot with just 3 GWR locomotives and a some carriages in 1967. Its is now the Didcot Railway Centre with the best collection of GWR engines and rolling stock
The Wickham trolley was used to on British Railways to carry men to the site of there work on the railway.
The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery
A Wickham trolley was featured in The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery, filmed in part on the now closed Longmoor Military Railway.
In the film Dora Bryan as headmistress Amber Spottiswood claimed the reward with a loud hailer from a Wickham trolley for the school. I can not see a Wickham trolley today without thinking of than.
This website is Ukrailways1970tilltoday.me.uk it is on railways but it is not just on trains but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, signal boxes, wagons any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos.