Watercress Line

Coronavirus / Covid-19 Update

Our priority during the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak, and the railway's closure, is on meeting our running costs. We need around £75,000 per month. Without this income, within a relatively short period we will exhaust our reserves which are so important us for our long term plans.

Although these are difficult times for all of us, we are asking you to consider providing financial support to the railway. With your support, ideally through a monthly standing order, the railway can be in a safe and good position to move forward rapidly when circumstances allow.

The amount is up to you as everyone’s circumstances are different, but please give as generously as you can. One-off donations would also be welcomed.

Thank you.

Visit our donation page to make a monthly gift or donate a single amount.

You can also text WATERCRESS to 70085 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message.

Non Electrical Wiring

Tuesday 7 May - Signal Engineering Department Report

Following many months of installing, terminating and testing new wiring for the Phase 2 work at Ropley, last Thursday saw the installation of new wiring of the non-electrical kind by Bob Howes and Tony Buttle.
The photo shows the first of two steel wire runs connecting Ropley box with shunt signals at the at the London end of the platform.  This is the first major use of the newly supplied wire that has been difficult to source.  Bob Howes poses with the wire to the shunt signal protecting the yard at Ropley. Just another nine new signals to go with two of them, the new Outer Home signals, requiring very long signal wire runs of just over half mile each. 


Rod Wicks

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