A Distracting Attraction!


Photo: Neil Mackay

It’s good to know that in these difficult days of distancing, isolation and worse we can get away from it all. You need move no further away than your screen to enter the fascinating world of signalling. This is FARSAP – the Film Archive of Railway Signalling and People. For over five years, volunteers from Friends of the NRM and Signalling Record Society have worked with the cooperation of Network Rail on national network and heritage lines to create hundreds of hours of free-to-view film. Over 150 signalling locations can now be seen in detail. FARSAP covers unusual, unique, traditional and modern signalling in operation. The considerable effort put in to create the archive is now paying off. Viewing numbers are soaring and have doubled in the past week as many more have started to explore this rich resource.