What’s on at NRM York

Signalling demo

Find out how signals work with our team of award-winning volunteers.

Occasional Saturdays
See right for dates.
11am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–3.30pm
Suitable for all ages
Talks and tours
The Warehouse

For over 100 years, the Signalling School Model Railway has been used to put would be railway signallers through their paces. It uses authentic period signalling instruments to show how trains negotiate round the rail network safely. It is the only one of its kind and it's still used by Network Rail.

2015 Demonstration dates

These demonstrations are between 11:00-12:30 and between 1:30-3:30pm.

  • Saturday 17 January
  • Saturday 14 February
  • Saturday 14 March
  • Saturday 11 April - at 2pm there will be a re-enactment of the Hall Road Collision of 1977. Learn about how bad signalling practices, inadequate supervision and a lack of modern safeguards led to a collision one warm summer evening on the busy Southport to Liverpool electric line.
  • Saturday 9 May
  • Saturday 13 June
  • Saturday 11 July
  • Saturday 15 August
  • Saturday 12 September
  • Saturday 10 October
  • Saturday 7 November
  • Monday 28 December

For enquiries contact Phil Graham 01423 868491 or 07736 507103

See also

Background: 'Skegness is so Bracing' LNER Poster