Welcome to the Locomotive L11 & Epping Signal Cabin website

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Situated alongside live running Central Line trains on the approach to Epping station is this unique LONDON TRANSPORT signal cabin. It is the only cabin on the entire Underground network in preservation and open to the public.


The cabin was built to the standard London Transport type design and started signalling trains on 25th September 1949. It replaced the original mechanical signal box built by the Great Eastern Railway on Platform 2 back in the days when steam trains ran to Epping and beyond. Decommissioned in 1996, it has now been fully restored by our volunteers complete with working lever frame and line diagram. See our Signal Cabin page for details.


In addition to the signal cabin, Epping Museum is also home to another unique exhibit - a pre-1938 custom built locomotive. After being a few different shades of white, grey, red (and rust!), it was painted the bright yellow you see today in keeping with London Underground’s standard livery for engineering trains. Our Locomotive L11 page has full details.

Getting to Epping Museum is easy! Catch a Central Line tube train to Epping station (zone 6) and it’s the last stop on the line. If coming by bus, use one of the local buses that serve Epping tube station. Arriving by car is easy too with the nearby M25 J27 or M11 J6 and a large NCP car park at Epping station. Use SatNav CM16 4HW.

There is no admission charge to visit Epping museum - it’s totally FREE, although donations are greatly appreciated. We are open every Saturday from 10am until 4:30pm. See our Visit Us page for details. We can also, by special arrangement, accommodate group visits and / or evening visits. To become a Member or to get in touch with us, see our Contact Us page.

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