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There we were digging this hole

10th Jun 2015

Those readers of a certain age may well remember a song by Bernard Cribbins back in the ‘60’s, but now and again reprised on the radio, about a ...

Thunderbird 2 Lands

18th May 2015

The portacabin for use as a temporary signal box has been delivered to site at Medstead. Best laid plains went astray when the lorry transporting the cabin couldn’t ...

Self Contained Building Department

28th Apr 2015

Another slight break in the blog publication due to a visitation of the man flu experienced in other departments and also that we have been doing numerous small uninteresting, in ...

Building Department Spring Update‏

24th Mar 2015

Spring has sprung but there is still a bit of a bite in the tail of winter on some days when tackling some of the outside jobs, but a cup ...

Building Department Go Down Market

23rd Feb 2015

After reaching a bit of a pinnacle in building construction with the Waiting Room and canopy at Ropley we have now gone a little down market in our endeavours. In ...

Ropley Waiting Room and Canopy Completed

9th Feb 2015

The Building Department are pleased to formally announce that the Ropley Up-side Waiting Room and Station Canopy project is now complete and ready for handover. The last paint pot has ...

New Horizons for Building Department

2nd Feb 2015

2 February 2015 With the freeing up of manpower from the build we are also continuing with further decoration of the stairway to the Education Room and Viewing Gallery at the Ropley ...

Lit Up for Christmas

22nd Dec 2014

Building Department Report 27  December A group of some of the team that have work on the Ropley waiting room project over the last year or so met for early &...

Another Dose of the Flue

8th Dec 2014

Building Department 8 December The main story is still Ropley waiting shelter where the quarry tile floor has now been cleaned and sealed to prevent staining and to aid cleaning. The ...

Anyone for Skittles?

24th Nov 2014

Building Department Blog 24 November Due to a camera/computer malfunction there is a bit of a gap in the continuity (if ever there was one) in the photos of the ...

Another Clock Up By Building Department

24th Oct 2014

24 October On the Ropley waiting room project the sash windows have now been glazed and installed. The frames were made by outside carpenters and are quite complicated pieces of carpentry. ...

Building Department Ode To Autumn

30th Sep 2014

30 September ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’- Ode to Autumn, John Keats 1795-1823 Well, Autumn is upon us alright and the lightweight high viz orange waistcoats are starting to ...

T’was on The Thursday Morning

5th Sep 2014

Building Department blog - 5 September Following the successful Days Out with Thomas event when the Building Department could not access the site we returned to active work on the new ...

Mainly About Paint

15th Aug 2014

Building Department report - 15 August At Medstead the workshop facelift progresses well with gloss coats now applied to the front wall and the team have started to move onto one ...

Building Department Get The Flue

28th Jul 2014

28 July A long saga, not widely know out side of the ambit of signal staff at Ropley and the Building Department, has come to an end. For some considerable time ...

Building Department get their teeth into it

10th Jul 2014

10 July At Ropley the slating of the new waiting room/canopy roof had been moving along nicely, with other jobs keeping pace on the structure as well. The fitting of ...

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