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Alpha Rail celebrated its 30th anniversary on 3 April 2015. As a manufacturer of metal railings, gates and pedestrian guardrail we continue our series of interviews featuring employees who are also celebrating 30 years of service with Alpha Rail.

Bob Harpham – Fork Lift Driver

 Cut Bob in half and he’d probably have Alpha Rail visible like a stick of rock. He joined as a 34 year old and there is not much Bob has not turned his hand to on the shop floor. Machine operator, saw operator and now fork lift driver, he too believes not much has changed and believes Alpha Rail is a happy place to work, such that if something is not broken, it’s best not messed with!

Robert Harpham

Bob is very proud of the high profile restoration projects that Alpha Rail has completed, particularly those that have involved more bespoke architectural metalwork. Projects for churches and war memorials, the Jack Hobbs Gates that were renovated and re-installed at the Kia Oval Cricket Ground and the Forest Recreation Ground project are all typical examples of where Alpha Rail’s 30 year history has helped the project to retain it’s originality and heritage.

Bob is due for retirement soon, but plans to keep active by doing voluntary work for local communities and charitable groups.