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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Latest News Posted

Headline news....
Clive Millward resigns as Site Manager. Clive has had a profound impact on the Project over the past 5-6 years – in particular, under his leadership the site has been transformed. There will be an article on Clive’s many achievements in the next The Signal.

Dick leads our application for charitable status. Discussions underway with the Romsey & District Buildings Preservation Trust to take this forward.

Romsey Signal Box will once again participate in Heritage Open Days Weekend. We will be open to the public on Saturday 8th (10-5) and Sunday 9th September 2012. Here’s hoping for an ‘Indian Summer’...

Romsey Signal Box ‘20/30’ years Special Anniversary Event – open to the public - is on Saturday 13th October, 2pm-10pm: 20 years since we first opened to the public, and 30 years since the signal box was closed. Unmissable, folks!! More details to follow in due course...

 Further news....
· Exterior renovation of the signal box is tantalisingly close to final completion: the signal box, like most of us, could do with a few sunny days....The Trust kindly arranged professional replacement of key sections of rotten timber.

· Great progress is being made towards completion of the site landscaping – big efforts from Clive, Dave, Rod, Gav, Jamie, and the site is currently looking ‘a picture’, no small thanks to Dave for keeping it looking good, and to Ken for keeping the grass under control.

· Remote control simulator installed, thanks to Gav and Jamie – it has transformed demonstrations!

· Video screen and website updates now happening thanks to George.

· Cowley Bridge Junction, our demonstration miniature signal box, will be moved to Romsey later this year for final completion.

· Signals installation: number 5 ‘home’ signal now working, so 2 of the 3 signals on the ‘down branch’ are now operational. Number 13 up branch advanced starter is well under way; works have also commenced on number 3 down starter.

· Lamp fitted to number 4 distant – it looks great as the light fades!! Work in hand to fit lamps to the other signals; Barry has made replica lamp fittings.

· The Signal & Telcommunications (S&T) Working Party continues to make great progress, but Mike Walshaw steps down as Lead for for about 18 months due to his Swanage commitments; Steve Hailes acting as lead in the interim.

· Recent group visit by Friends of King Alfred Buses Group, hosted by Neil and George, with support from David and Marion, and Dave.

· We still await further news re development of the adjacent former infants school site....watch this space.

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