The signal box stands just to the north of Princes Risborough station which is served by mainline Chiltern Railways trains as well as the Chinnor & Princes Risborough heritage railway. Frequent mainline trains call at Princes Risborough from Birmingham (Snow Hill), Birmingham (Moor St), Oxford, Banbury, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Wembley and London (Marylebone). The partly restored signal box has a reduced set of working levers which control the points and signals on the Chinnor & Princes Risborough heritage steam railway to the rear of the box which runs parallel to the Chiltern main lines at the front of the box. Further restoration work continues. This website will give the reader an insight into the history of the largest remaining Great Western design signal box in the country, from its construction in 1904, closure in 1991 and the dereliction that followed, and back to becoming a working signal box controlling the passage of steam trains. You can now see live views of what is happening outside the windows of Princes Risborough North signal box thanks to our agreement with See the railway and passing trains in exactly the same way our signalman does. To watch the live feed click the blue link above.
Part of the Heritage
Princes Risborough North Signal Box Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
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** We are pleased to announce our Signalbox OPEN DAY on Saturday 13th July 2024, 10:00 - 16:00. Free admission although donations extremely welcome! **
To navigate the site, move the mouse over any signal below to change it to ‘clear’, then click to proceed on your journey. Clicking on the green edged button at the bottom of each page will take you non-stop to the next recommended destination.
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