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(Right); A view of the box after the siding had been removed, the concrete troughing hearlding the new colour light signalling to replace the box.

(Above); Ken having a look out of the box window

(Right); Ken watches over the operation of the box on a quieter moment.

(RIGHT) some general photos of the frame of the box.

(Below); Ken takes the train in on the Block from Grindleford

(Above); Pressing the sealed release on the point lever

(Right); shots taken a good few years apart show the colours as adopted at the time, the left image shows the eastern region colours as put on when the box was run from the eastern region in the 70s, the right hand image is from the days when the box was under the London Midland regions control.

On this page are some photographs taken of the ex Bamford signalbox prior to closure and relocation to Peak Rail, the last signaller to work this box prior to closure was Ken Munns, a local signaller, who appears in most of the pictures here with his kind permission, the younger gentleman we believe is Kens son.