replica of Burnham-On-Sea railway signal box to be installed
to re-introduce a historic replica of this Burnham-On-Sea railway
signal box have been approved by town councillors this week.
Railway Heritage Group wants to introduce the new building in Old
Station Approach, on land south of Pier Street, as part of the ongoing
project to celebrate the town's railway history.
councillors considered the plans this week and Cllr Nick Tolley
said he welcomed the idea.
will be a good enhancement to the town," he said. "It
will be a replica of the same design as the orginal, so it will
be a proper strong structure."
Andy Brewer said that one resident had lodged an objection amid
concern that visibility at the road junction will be affected, however
he added there had been no comments from the County Council's highways
officer to support this.
supported the the application, saying it would be a "welcome
visitor attraction." The final approval rests with Sedgemoor
The signal box that used to control the trains at Burnham-On-Sea
station is on display at the Somerset and Dorset railway trust's
museum at Washford (pic Geof Sheppard)