Project: Thorpe Redevelopment Scheme
Phase 1: Save Thorpe Signalbox!
A Campaign to Save this unique Island-Mounted Signal box, and turn it into A functional museum
The Thorpe Redevelopement Scheme is a new undertaking for the group, Where we are looking to Campaign to stop the demolition of this Unique 1882 GER Type 2 Island mounted Signalbox, Currently under threat by Greater Anglia who are pursuing Demolition Consent.
Once safe, The CEPG are pursuing a grant to fund the restoration of the box and Subsequently gain a lease to use the building as a Public museum.
Currently we are seeking support in way of a Signed petition, so please, make your voice heard with us!
PLEASE NOTE: This Plan is not binding and may be subject to change
Short Term (within 12 months):
Medium Term (within 3 Years):
-Full Cosmetic Overhaul including a repaint to NSE Livery funded by sales of merchandise and memberships,
At which point a more grand relaunch event is planned.
-Further work on the electrical equipment
-Refurbishing the DTS interior to Carry Passengers again, Which includes adding a small Buffet Counter
-Conversion work to allow Blue Star Operation with Air or Dual braked Diesel Locomotives
- Refurbishment of Toilets
At this point, It can be considered "Complete" for Heritage use.
At which point our Goal of Mainline operation will be Reassessed and a full feasibility study will be carried out.