railway signal installed next to former Burnham-On-Sea rail line
replica railway signal has been erected in Burnham-On-Sea this week
as part of an ongoing project to celebrate the town's rail history.
Burnham-On-Sea Railway Heritage Group has installed the signal in
the recently-renamed Old Station Approach, previously known as Marine
is the second major artefact that the group has installed along
the route of the former Somerset & Dorset railway line between
Burnham and Highbridge. A railway platform sign was unveiled earlier
new signal has been installed adjacent to the remains of the original
signal, which has been retained as part of the heritage.
group says the signal would have been used to controll access to
Burnham's former railway station and goods yard. The signal also
features a solar-powered red light to give passers-by a feel for
how it used to operate.
is the second major artefact that the group has installed this year
and future plans relate to the provision of an information board
and possibly further items," said a spokesman.
are grateful to all those who have supported the project - a formal
'unveiling' will take place soon."
we are currently considering attempting the restoration of a vintage
railway carriage and we are seeking volunteers who have suitable
knowledge and skills and who could assist and/or manage such a task
to get involved in what will be a long term and no doubt time hungry
project. If you can help please contact the Chairman on 01278 782336
or Treasurer on 01278 788452, calling before 7.30pm."
group is holding a fundraising quiz night at the Ritz Social Club
in Burnham's Victoria Street this Friday, 12th August when quiz
teams are welcome at 8pm.
Top, the new signal being lowered into place and, above, the team
behind the building of the replica