Mick George contribute to Wansford Bracket Signal

March 2, 2020

A comprehensive signal restoration has been completed along the 7.5 mile railway between Peterborough and Yarwell, operated by Nene Valley Railway.

The Eastern Region Semaphore which was originally recovered from Drench Drove Station in 1982 is one of the most important and visible signals along the route but has recently been deemed by technicians to be ‘unmaintainable’.

Consequently, a financial donation of £11,296 from local construction specialist, the Mick George Group has permitted the necessary upgrades to be completed, allowing for this historic exhibit to safely control the operational railway once again.

As well as the 60,000 visitors that are attracted to the NVR facilities each year, all local residents and communities will be able to witness the signal transformation and reminded of the heritage signalling capabilities that are apparent from the destination.

Plans are now being formulated to address similar issues with two other signals.

Keith Parkinson, Signal and Telecomm Manager at Nene Valley Railway, said: “We’re very grateful to the Mick George Group for their contribution, as well as to the other Groups that have ensured the operational line remains safe while the project has been in-running.”