Watercress Line


Crate expectations

24th Sep 2018

13 September The ‘crate’ on the dock at Medstead station was completed just in time to host a private corporate event held on the Railway. The piece nicely ...

In the heat

15th Aug 2018

15 August Well the hot sunny weather seemed to go on and on. All very good for getting to outside jobs but a little limiting on productivity. Frequent cooling down breaks ...

A Pain In The Roof

16th Jul 2018

July The Peter Pretious memorial bench was finally completed at the workshop at Medstead and the remembrance plaque attached. The assembled unit was taken by a gang by train to ...

Clock Movement

2nd Jul 2018

The two faced platform clock, originally from Aldershot station, that we erected on the waiting shelter at Ropley has been a bit poorly recently. The slave drive from the main ...

Building Department have no stile

16th May 2018

With the able assistance of our friends in PWay we took to site the various components for the kissing gate for the upside of the foot crossing at Northside Lane. ...

No veneer in ‘ere

11th Apr 2018

The Days Out with Thomas event saw the Building Department teams undertaking tasks away from the main public areas over the 9 days but we normally plan jobs for ...

Jack Frost at Alton

16th Mar 2018

A urgent call was received to say the feed pipe to the water column at Alton station had split in the frosty weather, probably as it was not drained. The ...

A Bridge Not Too Far

16th Feb 2018

15 Feb   One of the Departments’ major schemes for this year is the re-boarding and re-painting of the footbridge at Ropley. This bridge was originally brought to the Railway ...

17 Jan The shortest Fence in the World

17th Jan 2018

During the bulk of December and early January we seemed to be engaged primarily on maintenance and repairs, which in the main was not particularly news worthy but of crucial ...

27th November Right Said Fred

27th Nov 2017

Those of a certain age will remember the Bernard Cribbins song ‘Right said Fred’ and it seems appropriate to a job we were requested to undertake. A new ...

Up and Down the Line 6th November

6th Nov 2017

Following the completion of the yard steps at Medstead, the team working on that have moved their attention back to the laying of the setts at Ropley station in the ...

Building Department Season change

26th Sep 2017

Well autumn looms yet again, leaves on the line and all that. The Building Department seamlessly moves on to other tasks season to season - well we think so, although ...

30th August Footsteps to Medstead

30th Aug 2017

At last we have got to grips with the concreting of the new steps to the lower yard at Medstead. Of course this coincided with the period when the weather ...

S&T and BD become PWay

7th Aug 2017

7 August,  S&T and BD become PWay   The other Sunday there we were settling down to a regular day of workshop jobs, and some tasks that ...

Buildings Catch Up

17th Jul 2017

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 ...

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