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Alton Station Update

16th Oct 2019

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 ...

Blitz at Alton

18th Sep 2019

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 ...

Alton Station Updated

11th Sep 2019

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 ...

What larks!

28th Aug 2019

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 ...

Just a couple of things

18th Jul 2019

11 July A lot of bits and pieces of jobs have had to be done over the last few weeks, of no great import as regards news or photos but important ...

Alton Station Update

18th Jul 2019

Alton Water Tower The water tower at Alton is now complete with a fresh coat of paint and for the first time a lid, which will help keep it clean ...

Alton Station Update

20th Jun 2019

It's been a couple of weeks since we last updated upon the activities taking place at Alton Station and it's been a very busy few weeks at that. ...

Building Department Blessed

7th Jun 2019

5 June The Alton water tank refurbishment has been blessed with good weather from the start, so no time has been lost to rain. Sunday and mid-week teams from the Building ...

Tanks for the memory

13th May 2019

8 May A large job that has been on the work schedule for some time- along with a few others- is the refurbishment of the balloon water tank at Alton. Although ...

Alton Updates

9th May 2019

Alton Water Tower In the last blog we made reference to the next big job at Alton which is the refurbishment of the water tower. Work has now started and ...

So that’s settled then

3rd Apr 2019

3 April The landscaping of the platform area outside the Education Room at Ropley station has now been completed in respect of the laying of setts. A feature of several dividing ...

More power to your elbow

11th Mar 2019

4 March An important job that has been on the work schedule for quite a while is an up-grade to the electrical power system in the station building at Alresford. The ...

Winter works progress

15th Feb 2019

8 Feb The Christmas and early New Year period saw a few of us assisting the S&T Department with the installation of signalling equipment at Medstead, ready for the ...

Rounding off the year

3rd Jan 2019

1 Jan. At Alresford, following the installation of the new bench seat and some other items in the West Country Buffet it was decided to apply a new washable coat of ...

But no butts.

27th Nov 2018

The water butt plinth at Medstead station was completed and the mortar set for the return of the water butt ready to collect this winters rain. The butt was completely ...

Autumn odds and ends

9th Nov 2018

5 Nov At Medstead, now the dock has been cleared, fence painted and ‘crate’ installed around the old tank, this area is now fully ready for visitor access during ...

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