1937 coloured photo of a G-class 0-6-4 freight engine, shunting on the parallel tracks behind Chorleywood station and signal box

The Friends of Chorleywood Signal Box (FofCSB) have made much progress with TfL who have agreed to rent the box to the Association for a peppercorn rent subject to the cost of restoration of the inside being met.  Fund raising to do this is progressing well through grants and a JustGiving appeal but more is needed before work can start.  All donations are very welcome and you can also support the FofCSB by becoming a Member
 
The plan is to use the upper part of the box as an education centre with displays regarding the coming of the Metropolitan Railway to Chorley Wood (as it was then) and how the arrival of the line affected the locality.  Then to extend to the under croft where there will be a 00 gauge layout of the line as it was in about the 1940s with trains running into the goods yard and shunting.
 
You can find out more about the FofCSB and also about the history of the Signal Box and the railway through Chorleywood on the website https://www.chorleywoodsignalbox.co.uk/

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