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  1. Oakfield53 liked Swiss Toni's post in the thread 6201 on the Northern Belle: 19/9, 3/10 & 17/10/20.

    Sunshine at Garsdale. [IMG]"The Northern Belle", 19/09/20.

    Sep 22, 2020 at 7:25 AM
  2. Oakfield53 liked 21B's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Autumn Gala featuring 'Bahamas'.

    There will only be on the day tickets available in the event that we do not sell out. If you buy on the day you will still be allocated a seat. This is the system we have been using all summer, and it works. Sent from my SM-A405FN using Tapatalk

    Sep 22, 2020 at 7:22 AM
  3. Oakfield53 liked 21B's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Autumn Gala featuring 'Bahamas'.

    The experience on the ground is that compliance is very very good. As to the various scenarios described the railway is being as clear as possible, and will remain as clear as possible about what people's choices are, and it is really simple....

    Sep 22, 2020 at 7:21 AM
  4. Oakfield53 liked David likes trains's post in the thread Nene Valley Railway.

    34081 looking good in the sunshine on Saturday: [img] 1230 departure arrives at Yarwell Junction. [img] The train arrives back at Wansford. [img] ECS shunts into platform 2. [img] Last train of the day at near Castor.

    Sep 22, 2020 at 7:19 AM
  5. Oakfield53 liked pedantic_p's post in the thread 6201 on the Northern Belle: 19/9, 3/10 & 17/10/20.

    The driver might not agree with those sentiments:(

    Sep 21, 2020 at 7:50 AM
  6. Oakfield53 liked 21B's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Autumn Gala featuring 'Bahamas'.

    There are a number of precautions being taken to ensure covid safety. 1. Pre booked and pre allocated seating 2. Your seat is yours for the day. You may not use any other. So you can get on and off a the stations, but you must return to the...

    Sep 21, 2020 at 7:48 AM
  7. Oakfield53 liked martin1656's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Autumn Gala featuring 'Bahamas'.

    The problem with postponing the gala to next year is that we don't know what the state of play will be next year, if we plan for the worse, then that would mean postponing to 2022, its very likily that we will be in this kind of no-mans land...

    Sep 21, 2020 at 7:48 AM
  8. Oakfield53 liked Shep Woolley's post in the thread 6201 on the Northern Belle: 19/9, 3/10 & 17/10/20.

    [ATTACH] A wonderful sight and sound as 'Princess Elizabeth' works today's 'Northern Belle' through Langcliffe with Mick Kelly driving, Chris Holmes on the shovel and Roly Parker Guard [ATTACH] Late evening sunshine for 'Lizzie' as it works...

    Belle 1b.jpg Belle 2b.jpg Belle 3b.jpg Sep 20, 2020 at 7:37 AM
  9. Oakfield53 liked 6026 King John's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Autumn Gala featuring 'Bahamas'.

    Thank you Big Al - as so often the voice of reason in the strange world of National Preservation! A lot could happen between now and the time when this gala is due to take place. I'm quite prepared that it may have to be cancelled if things are...

    Sep 19, 2020 at 8:06 AM
  10. Oakfield53 liked Big Al's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Autumn Gala featuring 'Bahamas'.

    For what it's worth, here is my sixpenneth. Organised train travel is infinitely more safe than random train travel, as on the national network. The event is bookable. Chances are that it will become fully booked and POTD will not be allowed at...

    Sep 18, 2020 at 12:38 PM
  11. Oakfield53 liked martin1656's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Autumn Gala featuring 'Bahamas'.

    If I didn't know better i would say your being sarcastic , my post was to illustrate that, as long as you take sensible precaution's, traveling is about as safe as it can be made, when compared to the weekly free for all in the supermarket i...

    Sep 17, 2020 at 6:55 PM
  12. Oakfield53 liked martin1656's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Autumn Gala featuring 'Bahamas'.

    recently, i took a chance, i drove 80 odd mils to Fratton, got on a train, then joined a queue for the fast cat ferry, to ryde, then after a break, both for me, and my dog, boarded a train to Smallbrook, Here I joined another train, that...

    Sep 17, 2020 at 8:07 AM
  13. Oakfield53 liked LC2's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Autumn Gala featuring 'Bahamas'.

    Speak for yourself !!!! I *Need* to get behind 88 :) As Martin says, as long as everyone follows the rules and are sensible, it's at least as safe, if not safer, than the supermarket. Ultimately it comes down to how you feel about it and your...

    Sep 17, 2020 at 8:07 AM
  14. Oakfield53 liked martin1656's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Autumn Gala featuring 'Bahamas'.

    whilst I can understand Green five's, position, I would have to say, your probably safer in a controlled environment , such as sat in a coach, we know how strictly it's going to be controlled, so safer than, the free for all in your local...

    Sep 17, 2020 at 8:06 AM
  15. Oakfield53 liked Bill2's post in the thread LNER 60163 The Queen of Scots 12/9/20..

    With some trepidation, I can report how the trip went. A very successful day; more than 300 miles behind steam, carried out without a hitch. Many thanks to the A1 Trust for organising the tour and to West Coast and crews for operating it. On a...

    Sep 16, 2020 at 11:14 AM