However, we now gather there are plans to improve one of the surviving structures of the Victorian era by repainting and installing new windows in the signal box on Bigby High Road which controls the A1084 level crossing.
There have been suggestions over some years that the rail company that owns it is looking to remove the box in Brigg and control trains from the huge signalling centre in York, as now happens at Barnetby and Wrawby Junction.
So the suggestion that cash is to be spent on the cabin in Brigg is a shade surprising but welcome for those of us with an interest in railway heritage.
Although some signal boxes have listed building status, including those at Appleby and Wrawby, ours does not.
It was constructed by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway on its east-west main line - we think in the 1880s.
■ Brigg signal box picture kindly supplied by Paul Johnson, Brigg rail line campaigner.