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Ropley Loco Wednesday Gang - 20th Nov 2019 – The Journey

20th Nov 2019

This long-overdue blog is about my recent “journey”.  No, not my well-trodden path from Wokingham to Ropley and back, but the thing that fans (and sufferers) of Strictly Come Prancing will understand all too well.  In my formative ...

Ropley Loco Wednesday Gang - 10th April 2019

10th Apr 2019

It’s been a while since I put finger to keyboard, so here’s a quick update on the Loco Wednesday Gang’s activity since February.  Since then, we’ve seen the Ides of March, All Fools ...

Ropley Loco Wednesday Gang - 13th February 2019

13th Feb 2019

My last blog was written in mid-December, and showing the Wednesday Gang boarding the Hammy Unit for our Christmas Dinner. The Brussells Sprouts are a dim memory now, and as we start running trains again this weekend, it’s time for ...

Ropley Loco Weds Gang - 31st October 2018 - Catching up

31st Oct 2018

I’ve been away for a while, enjoying wildlife in Tanzania, so this is a bit of a catch-up.  I started the day with a leisurely stroll around Ropley, taking pictures of all the things that seemed to have changed ...

Ropley Loco Wednesday Gang - 29 August 2018

29th Aug 2018

Officially Meteorological Autumn so we need to get on with those outside jobs before the weather changes, and at 7.30 this morning it did feel like autumn with a chill in the air. On arrival at Ropley a lorry was waiting to unload ...

Ropley Loco Wednesday Gang - 15th August 2018

15th Aug 2018

This is likely to be a very short Blog, as although everyone was busy all day, most of the activities were continuations of previous week’s jobs or routine maintenance tasks. The 9F was on the Pit Road for a Boiler ...

Ropley Loco Wednesday Gang - 1st August 2018 – 50th Anniversaries

1st Aug 2018

There’s an impending 50th anniversary coming up very soon - my 50th wedding anniversary.  I lived in Bedfordshire in August 1968 and steam locomotives had quietly slipped away about 3 years before, practically unnoticed, so my attentions had moved on by ...