Inside the Swindon signal box looking at the control panel
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1960s signal box departs for museum

A signal box, which has kept trains in the West of England on track for the past 50 years, is to be preserved as a piece of railway history.

The panel, at Swindon railway station, controls trains over more than 200 miles of track.

But from the end of May, a computer in Didcot will take over and the panel will head to a transport museum.

Laura Jones reports.

  • 18 Feb 2015