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Kineton Signal Box

Dr Beeching has ensured that the last train has now departed from Kineton so what is there to do but drink tea and enjoy the quiet life?

Non-Fiction 1965 4 mins

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David Lloyd visits Kineton on the railway line between Stratford-upon-Avon and Fenny Compton where, thanks to the Beeching Report, no more trains will ever run. This lack of activity makes for a quiet life for the signal box staff who are surprisingly still required to work twenty-four hours a day. Twelve hour shifts through the night with just a book to read, tea to drink and a few routine equipment tests makes for a tedious job.