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Let there be light

28th Sep 2015

Well, autumn is well under way but August felt a bit like that already and we have had a little disruption to outside jobs due to rain but fortunately not ...

Waterworks Trouble!

17th Aug 2015

We’ve had a little waterworks trouble in the Department, it’s an age thing they say. In our case it was the tank for the loco watering ...

Post War Blog from Building Department

13th Jul 2015

At Ropley the bespoke fencing around the waiting shelter slowly moves along after a little break due to the interruption by a bit of wartime activity on the line in ...

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 ...

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