Watercress Line

Saturday 29th Sept 2018

Saturday 29th Sept 2018

A report by Corina Silk with photographs courtesy of Adam Kitchen and Adrian Crees.

A very cold, crisp but dry day greeted the gang. After the usual tea, biscuits and catch ups they divided up for work.

Pete and Keith H walked up the line towards Alton, while Adrian C and Brian Hi went down the line to Alresford on the track inspections.

Eddie, Adam, Martin W, Chris, and Brian Ha went down to Ropley to dig out more of the ash deposits covering the nuts, bolts and rail clamps in the pit road, ready for refurbishment or replacement.

Corina and John M stayed up the Medstead and Four Marks yard to continue with the Wickham Trolley restoration. Corina started to apply the first coat of black Hammerite to the main chassis, whilst John aligned and attached the refurbished prop-shaft . Adrian joined them later to further progress the cleaning of the chassis.

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