The Bala Lake Railway has launched an appeal to raise money for the cost of repairs to its Llanuwchllyn Signal Box.
This signal box is a rare G.W.R. Type 5 box and houses the last G.W.R. double twist lever frame still signalling passenger trains on its original site.
The signal box is routinely open on operational days for visitors to the narrow gauge line to visit.
Currently, the main problem with the building is rot. At the station end, the boards on the gable need complete replacement as does the corner post supporting the roof.
The steps up to the signal box also needs to be replaced, repairs are also needed to the door and windows need heavy repair/replacement.
It is proposed that repairs are undertaken using hardwood that will last for future years to come.
Work will be completed by the BLR’s carpentry team.
Once the work is completed, the box will need a repaint, and the brickwork will need re-pointing. Finally, the box will receive a GWR nameboard.
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