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  1. martin1656 replied to the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    When she came to MHR,she was still in blue and still owned by Andrew,

    Nov 21, 2017 at 5:43 PM
  2. martin1656 replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    Thats so true, being born on 56, by the time i really got interested it was already to late, steam had gone, only a few childhood memories of unknown steam engines at Woking and of seeing an 02 At Ryde Pier Head, when we went on holiday....

    Nov 21, 2017 at 5:38 PM
  3. martin1656 replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    How beautiful is that, well how about an Beattie well tank in Southern black with green lining, E prefix in the other platform with a short milk train

    Nov 21, 2017 at 5:05 PM
  4. martin1656 replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    most older cars the changes are very visable things like grease nipples on ball joints vs sealed for life, Carburettors rather than injection and most obviously contact points and condensor where today yu have fully electric, but i did...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 5:02 PM
  5. martin1656 liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread LSWR T3 563.

    I've said this elsewhere, but how beautiful is that? Complete with period dress. Astonishing! One of my favourite memories of my life thus far is when I took an ex-girlfriend to see the T3 in The Railway Children at King's Cross. We dined at the...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 4:58 PM
  6. martin1656 liked Robin White's post in the thread LSWR T3 563.

    Are there obvious differences with more modern locomotives which can be anticipated? I have driven motor vehicles from every decade of the 20th century and the technological advances are easy to identify there. Robin

    Nov 21, 2017 at 4:57 PM
  7. martin1656 replied to the thread Mid Hants volunteering..

    GO FOR IT, its always been my favorite line, i spent many a happy day there i am seriously contemplating returning myself especially as i still have many friends there the only down side is that i'm about 2 hours drive away

    Nov 20, 2017 at 11:39 PM
  8. martin1656 replied to the thread 73096.

    there have been appeals for 75079 for 35005, the railway may own them, but it still needs to raise donations to go towards the restoration of these engines

    Nov 20, 2017 at 5:13 PM
  9. martin1656 replied to the thread 73096.

    Happily the bad old days of in effect being dependent on one owner are past, the MHRPS are probably the largest owner of engines on the railway but they are hardly likely to up sticks and take loco's away, Yes there might very well be...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 4:10 PM
  10. martin1656 replied to the thread 73096.

    It depends on what is needed to get another ten year ticket, and on raising the finance, if the money is not forthcoming for 73096 it wont be steaming any time soon, the most likliest option i can see is that once the bottom end of 75079 is...

    Nov 19, 2017 at 10:20 PM