The West Somerset Steam Railway Trust

An opportunity to ‘bring home’ a significant West Somerset Railway artefact

Minehead Signal Box closed in 1966. Since then the original cast iron signal box name plate has
been in private hands. The owner has now offered the West Somerset Railway the chance to
acquire this relic, which is in original condition, just as it was removed from the signal box. If the
funds can be raised, the plate will pass into the ownership of the West Somerset Steam Railway
Trust, who will ensure that it is kept available for posterity.

£1,400 needs to be raised as a matter of urgency to secure this item. If all donations were to
benefit from Gift Aid, donations of £1,100 would be sufficient. £640 has already been pledged. If
you can help, please don’t send any money now, but e-mail Robin White, who is co-ordinating this
effort at robin215white@btinternet.com with your pledge and an indication of your eligibility for
Gift Aid.

The original Minehead Signal Box (inset shows the original name plate)

Posted on 23 September 2017 by Admin