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10th Sep 2020

August  Having prepared the spiked railing panels and posts for the upside if the Northside Lane foot crossing we took all the items to site by Wickham Trolley to begin installation. We thought we would have a good number in the ...

Into another year

23rd Jan 2020

17 January We hope all readers had a happy Christmas and New Year holiday and best wishes for the coming year. Yes, into another year and we await in anticipation of running into Alton again over the new bridge at The Butts, and ...

Alton Station Updates

15th Jan 2020

With just a few weeks to go before the start of the 2020 season attention at Alton has turned to getting the station ready to welcome our customers for the first time in over a year. There's much to do, not just ...

Just modest men

19th Dec 2019

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

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

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

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 ...

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 is the clearance of vegetation and as you'll see in a ...

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 up there to complete them in one visit rather than split the ...

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 passengers. Alton is a gateway to our railway and so it's ...

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 ladder. A float inside the tank attached to a cable will travel ...

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 none the less to maintaining the infrastructure of the Railway. So, onto ...

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 and clear of sludge. Whilst the scaffolding is still up you can ...

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. We're now five months into the line closure and whilst we'...

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 Department and Alton station staff have moved the job along very well ...

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 the interior has had a couple clean outs of debris that builds ...