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war railings dismantled from site

What really happened to our iron railings?

When wrought iron railings and gates were cut down back in the 1940’s the reason provided was that they would be smelted down into guns and munitions to help the war effort. What actually happen...

mild steel vertical bar railings, galvanized and powder coated

Did you know even the Suffragettes used metal railings?

Who would have thought that metal railings would play such an integral part in the UK campaign for women’s rights to get a vote in parliamentary elections. In 1903, the Women’s Social and P...

decorative vertical bar railings, mild steel, galvanized and powder to park boundary

Metal Railings were a distinctive feature of Victorian Britain

Alpha Rail explains the significance of wrought iron railings used in Victorian times and the projects it has completed to replace them. Traditional wrought iron railings were once an important...

Bespoke metal railings

Protecting and Maintaining Metal Railings and Gates

View our metal railings... The majority of metal railings, gates and architectural metalwork supplied by Alpha Rail has been galvanised to protect it against rust. Often, the steel is also powder c...

wrought iron railing removed during the war

Chilean artist evokes the ghost of wrought iron railings

An interactive sound sculpture by Chilean artist Catalina Pollak uses the movements of pedestrians to evoke the ghost of lost wrought iron railings that were removed during the war from many p...

John Newton

In Remembrance

We wish to report the sad news of the sudden death of John Newton, an installation Subcontractor who had worked on behalf of Alpha Rail for many years erecting our products all around the Country....

galvanized and polyester powder coated mild steel gates which are compliant to BS 1722 Part 9

Win decorative metal artwork worth £1,000 for your school or playground project

Win decorative metal artwork worth £1,000 for your school or playground project. Alpha Rail has launched a nationwide competition which is open to all schools who are installing or renewing me...

mild steel galvanized and powder coated bow top railings

Spring offer on metal railings and fencing

Metal railings and fencing With Spring just around the corner, and the appetite to get outdoors usually leads to a flurry of projects involving metal railings and fencing to spruce up schools, pla...

ibstock front

Electric gate safety assured when supplied by Alpha Rail

  Since 2010, there has been lots of advice issued regarding electric gate safety. As we approach the fourth anniversary of when two children tragically died as a result of getting stuck i...

Bespoke pedestrian guardrail

Praise for Pedestrian Guardrail on Oldham Metrolink

Alpha Rail have been involved in supplying pedestrian guardrail for The Greater Manchester Metrolink tram network extension which is undergoing a £1.4bn expansion with new lines to Wythenshaw...

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