Work is continuing on Sheringham East Signalbox with the repair and construction of the new 'box stairs. Carpentry firm Northmark, based in Sleaford (who produced our M&GN replica level crossing gates) have been working on the new staircase off site with the intention to fit them on the 12th & 13th December.
When the 'box was moved from its original location next to Station Road onto Platform two, the stairs were shortened to compensate for the 'box standing at a lower height. Now that it is standing on a new brick base, it is necessary to reconstruct the staircase to allow for the access to the box at a higher level. Along with the construction of the additional staircase, the opportunity has also been taken to conduct repairs to the existing staircase. The Society has also given a grant to pay for the casting of several new replica M&GN step nosings, to account for the increased number of steps on the new staircase.
The move and restoration of Sheringham East 'box has been due to a very generous donation from a kind benefactor. If you would like to make a donation to a project on the North Norfolk Railway, please contact a Trustee of the Society, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with an initial enquiry.