Residents are being encouraged to sign up to the new museum project in Chorleywood.
Project leaders Three Rivers councillor Martin Trevett and former Chorleywood Residents Association (CRA) chairman Owen Edis are working hard to convert the unused listed Met signal box on Chorleywood station into a museum for the community.
They are working with a team of enthusiasts that include representatives of the parish council, Rickmansworth and District Residents Association, Chorleywood U3A and the Model Railway Society.
The plan is to portray the history of the line and how it led to the development of Chorleywood and the wider Metroland.
Currently they are seeking to establish a legally agreed lease of the facility from TfL, a necessary and pre-requirement to apply for funds from the National Heritage Lottery (NHL).
Funds needed to restore the inside of the building, provide safe access from the platform, and acquire equipment to create a museum of educational interest, amount to a minimum of £25,000.
Former CRA chairman Owen Edis said: “Some generous donations from councils and individuals so far have amounted to £5000, so the team are someway short of being able move on.
“We encourage residents to support this project, as a minimum, by joining the Friends of the Signal Box through their website www.chorleywoodsignalbox.co.uk for a small annual fee of £5.
“A large number of signed up Friends would show good local support – a necessary requirement for the NHL application. Please sign up today for this worthy project.”