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Buildings Catch Up

17th Jul 2017 in Buildings

The War on the Line event in June and the End of Steam Galas in July saw Building Department work mainly confined to the workshop. Cast iron signs were being ...

Wagon Group Report 17th July

17th Jul 2017 in Wagon Group

Dave V reports from Medstead last Tuesday that they had a slightly non productive day, with drizzling rain. Dave and Kevin took the opportunity to take the train to Alton ...

A Sleep(er) on the Job

30th Jun 2017 in Loco Wednesday Gang

Well Mid-Summer day has come and gone, with the Solstice being the hottest day of the year so far; I was working in an air-conditioned truck at Royal Ascot and ...

Wagon Group Report 26th June 2017

26th Jun 2017 in Wagon Group

Dave V reports from a hot Medstead on Tuesday they continue making good progress on the SW Tar wagon. Keith continued with the end timbers for the town end, ...

Wagon Group Report 19th June 2017

20th Jun 2017 in Wagon Group

The highlight of Tuesday at Medstead was undoubtedly the loading of the Fergie tractor onto the two plank wagon B 726064. The crane grab load was first moved from this wagon ...

Urie Loco Society June 2017

13th Jun 2017 in Urie Blogs

Blogs have been thin on the ground during recent months I’m afraid, but the same cannot be said for the engineering output! The team have been working flat ...

Wagon Group Report 13th June

13th Jun 2017 in Wagon Group

Dave V reports that despite the rough, wet and windy weather on Tuesday they managed to make progress at Medstead. Numbers were also limited, and a couple of the guys ...

7th June

7th Jun 2017 in Buildings

At Ropley we have finally installed the Sponsored by Heritage Lottery sign on the outside of the carriage/boiler shop shed that we received following the grant to build the ...

Wagon Group Report 5th June 2017

5th Jun 2017 in Wagon Group

At Medstead on Tuesday Dave V reports they made the usual steady progress. Richard sanded and primed the last two replacement planks on the south side of the workshop ...

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