Posted by: Geoff | February 5, 2015

Abergele and Pensarn Signal Box

Abergele-and-Pensarn-signal box

Abergele and Pensarn railway station seen yesterday afternoon; Britain’s worst ever railway disaster, at the time, took place near here on August 20, 1868.

More on the disaster can be seen here.


  1. That’s a bit of a mouthful for a little station like this. πŸ˜‰

  2. First of all it was terrible to read about the rail disaster. How very sad.. 😦
    It is however a lovely looking signal box like something you would see on a oo gauge train set layout.. looks well looked after. πŸ™‚

  3. This seems to be such a peaceful little place. These signal boxes are a fascinating part of railway history but how many who travel past it are aware of the chilling disaster so many years ago.

  4. Good lord, that was a disaster. But this is such an interesting building with an above-ground foundation – I suppose supplies are kept down below. I’ve not seen anything like this around here.

  5. That year I took the train from London to go to Portmeirion, I passed quite a few stations that looked similar to this.

  6. I love these historic stations. This one is really cute! Glad to hear the railway accident was long ago.

  7. Good grief, what a horrendous accident, the description made me shiver. And I agree with Lowell, it looks so pretty and peaceful…

  8. What a horrible event! Cute little station.

  9. Classic signal box design – a lot of boxes are disappearing now

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