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Just modest men

19th Dec 2019 in Buildings

Well into winter now, but that doesn’t stop us. Numerous jobs are underway both inside and outside to keep the chaps busy and to avoid any winter blues. It’s always useful to have a balance of internal and ...

Website Blog - Ropley Station

28th Nov 2019 in Buildings

Saturday 23 November saw the Ropley and Alton Station Team come together to decorate Ropley station ready for the festive season and with only one station to decorate this year, we managed to compete the task in very good time. On the same ...

Into Winter

21st Nov 2019 in Buildings

21 November A slight delay to Building Department Blogs recently due to IT issues, but hopefully normal publication intervals will now be resumed to keep our reader (if there is one) informed of what we get up to in between tea and ...

Alton Station Blog Update

21st Nov 2019 in Buildings

2019 has been a very different year for our railway and in particular for Alton Station, which for the majority of it has been completely disconnected from the rest of the MHR. The recent progress of the bridge works at Butts has at ...

WAGON GROUP REPORT 11TH NOVEMBER 2019

13th Nov 2019 in Wagon Group

Well it's been a few weeks since the last Wagon Group report, mainly due to a prolonged holiday down under .......... but I'm assured everyone else was very busy in the interim! BY S 653 has had lots of work on it. ...

Alton Station Update

16th Oct 2019 in Buildings

The weather is now rather against us when it comes to outdoor painting but there's plenty of other jobs that we can be getting on with. One of these is the clearance of vegetation and as you'll see in a ...

WAGON GROUP REPORT 30TH SEPTEMBER 2019

3rd Oct 2019 in Wagon Group

At Medstead finalising works continue on BY S 653 on the vac and steam heating piping; painting internally; electrics; conduit for the lighting; and the lettering and numbering has been procured. The "Gunpowder" van W 105691 is being repainted internally and externally, as are ...

Blitz at Alton

18th Sep 2019 in Buildings

There were a few outstanding jobs that we had at Alton to finish off, and due to the current lack of through trains it was decided to get a team up there to complete them in one visit rather than split the ...

Alton Station Updated

11th Sep 2019 in Buildings

With the line between Alton and Medstead & Fourmarks Stations remaining closed, work at Alton Station has continued to focus upon much needed maintenance ahead of us again welcoming our passengers. Alton is a gateway to our railway and so it's ...

What larks!

28th Aug 2019 in Buildings

21  August On one of our last visits to the balloon water tank at Alton the water level indicator was installed and the tank capacity sign fixed near the access ladder. A float inside the tank attached to a cable will travel ...

WAGON GROUP REPORT 18TH AUGUST 2019

28th Aug 2019 in Wagon Group

Well the past few weeks seem to have seen the extremes of the weather with the heat and torrential downpours, but despite a few days missed for this, we have progressed on a number of projects... At Medstead the internal and external ...