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Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters

Discussion in 'Heritage railways & Centres in the Uk' started by NightRail, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. green five

    green five Part of the furniture

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    An impressive turnout of passengers for War on the line today. All three six coach trains were packed from first thing this morning until we left at around 5pm. Only managed to get seats on the 16.05 from Alresford behind 925. Blimey, I don't know what the folks at Ropley MPD have done during her recent maintenance work but she is even louder than before. An astonishing roar from the Schools Class as she tackled Medstead bank with six on. 92212 also put on a magnificent show with the delayed 11.15 service from Alton.

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  2. Thompson1706

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    Why not ? - You could paint one in dazzle colours.

    Bob.
     
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  3. The Saggin' Dragon

    The Saggin' Dragon Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator Friend

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    Or do you go for the classic 1930s look with scrubbed decks and white awnings? or the full WWII Battleship Grey to BS381C? :)
     
  4. Duty Druid

    Duty Druid Resident of Nat Pres

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    I did mention that a month or so back, but then no one listens to Lil' old me...... :rolleyes:
     
  5. green five

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    Sorry.
    I did recall that somebody had mentioned it but I couldn't remember who it was. Still, she sounds superb.

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  6. Duty Druid

    Duty Druid Resident of Nat Pres

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    Pay attention at the back! :mad: :rolleyes: ;)
     
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    The car park at Ropley did look to be getting full this morning when I went by.
     

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    Alresford was full by 9am.
     
  9. Hampshire Unit

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    Music Festival today - Alresford very busy in general. Just got back having heard the start of the headline babd - Molotov Dukebox. Can hear the rest in my garden! Will do WoTL tomorrow
     
  10. NightRail

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    Just a reminder that the Urie Locomotive Society Open Day is happening at Ropley tomorrow. People who attended last time they had an Open Day were, I believe, NR0106.jpg suitably impressed. I look forward to the day that 506 will be once again standing in Ropley yard in full working order.
     
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    Spoke to Mark from the Urie Group earlier and he told me they had a very successful day. So well done to them and thanks to everyone who showed an interest. I was working on lineside clearance today, and got absolutely cooked.
     
  12. Duty Druid

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    He looked & sounded a very happy man when I saw him, so its sounds the open day was a worthwhile day. :)

    Anyway, after a very long hot & sweaty day up at Medstead helping prep the wagon rake for the up & coming gala, where we absolutely roasted - there is no respite from the sun up there :( :Arghh: a few from me from this evening.........

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    Traction last night was 92212 on The RAT and 45379 on The Belle

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    Black 5 45279 & 9F 92212 - Ropley
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    The 4MT returned recently and was looking shiny in the yard, ready for next weekend.

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    4MT 76017 - Ropley Yard
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    Wadebridge on the middle road in Ropley yard prepared for the Gala.
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    Bulleid West Country - 34007 Wadebridge
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    The world's worst shot ever of Braunton / Lord Dowding, behind the shutters in the Wheel Drop.
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    Bulleid WC 34046 Braunton as BoB 34052 Lord Dowding
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    There was some very welcome rainfall last night. Even the 9F slipped on one occasion departing Ropley by the yard exit.
    Roll on the Gala.
    @Duty Druid, @Hampshire Unit - Will you be bringing us sneak previews of the deliveries this week?
     
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  14. Duty Druid

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    Doubt I will - can't get there till Saturday, so @Hampshire Unit is probably your best bet for a shed scene Friday.......

    Anyway, a few from me from yesterday....

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    Really like the one of the 9f with the cocks open....a bit different.
     
  16. Duty Druid

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    Thank you Sir. :)
     
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    Just as a note as I know a lot of photographers go up there, Hampshire Hunt Bridge is apparently to be closed at some point in the fairly near future due to structural problems, according to an MHR bridge inspector I met up there this morning. I don't know the extent of the issues nor when the bridge is likely to be shut, if anyone knows anything further then I'd be interested...
     
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    I see there's what looks like a three train service in operation next Sunday for Alton bus rally. Are all of these workings steam, and does anyone have any gen re locos?
     
  20. Hampshire Unit

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    Two steam + Hampshire Unit. 92212 on Alresford set 80078 on Alton set!
     
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