Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by LN850, Mar 25, 2010.
Has anyone any idea which loco is likely to be operating at the Mid Hants this Saturday?
I shall find out on thursday when i am there, if that is any help.
I shall look forward to seeing you Thursday, don,t forget your hi-viz?
good, i shall see you there, i shall ask Bob allen for a hi viz before i make my way up.
BTW please remind Bob for Duncan Richardson,s mobile number that he promised me?
Thanks - much appreciated. I did try ringing up enquiries once but the person I spoke to said he wasn't given details of which engine was working in advance.
alresford is devoid of information for enthusiasts like us, no disrespect to them, for finding out info on MHR here is the best place.
I did hear today that 34007 Wadebridge will be in steam this weekend.
Time for the weekly(?) update:
34007 on service trains. 92212 on special train - REMEMBER IT NOW FACES NORTH
76017 is split. Tender is outside in the yard. Loco in the main workshops. Work continues on it and the mechanical half of the team dont have a restoration project underway.
850 Lord Nelson is in wheeldrop. Trying to drop the trailing driving axle. But dismantling is taking longer than expected. And also, much of the front running plates and smoke deflectors have been taken off.
31806 is due to have its boiler taken out of the boiler shop next tuesday and put on scaffolding outside, ready for preparations for testing. Smokebox door mechanisms now in place, and door back on.
MK1 TSO is halfway through painting, in undercoat. the class 11 shunter has finally come in for repairs and a repaint, still showing a 'thomas face' (which are still scattered all over the yard).
31806's tender has started to be lined out, looking good.
Thomas is looking weary, but ready to go out to other railways, it is anticipated its after its withdrawal at the end of august should take about 8 months.
34007 was hauling a 3 coach train, reminiscent of the west country trains, on learner driver experience.
Thats all i think, things are a happening.
(this may be the last update for a while as i am unable to get down over the next few weeks)
Well done young James, good to meet you yesterday and i hope you found the tour interesting?
Thanks for this. It might be worth coming down to get some S & D shots of the WC and 9F.
Hi guys. I am looking at coming down to see the line on a weekday in June. What I was wondering was...... When I last visited, umpty two years ago, you could get into the yard in the mornings before the engines moved off. Is this still the case, or has health and safety put paid to decent pictures? If it is impossible to get in, then I can arrive later. Any information would be great. Thanks.
I believe you can come onto the depot in the mornings, im not so sure about parking. You are only not allowed in the yard when there is shunting happening
Another shed update and photos dated 17th now on the website.
Credit where credit is due, these reports coming regularly now.
well it cant be work for the 17th because Frank boait is never usually down on a saturday. Must be for the wednesday or friday.
interesting about 76017 boiler lift. Probably happening on tuesday as that is when 31806's boiler is being taken outside of boilershop to be tested within the nest few weeks.
Just a few photo's from today. To go with the update that LN850 put on here the other day.
nice to see the early crest on 31806's tender,
Going by the picture of the tender 31806 is going be a work of art!
Yes a very pleasant surprises to see the earlier emblem on the tender. I think the earlier emblem is more striking than the later emblem.
31874 carried that emblem when it was first steamed , 31806 and 31625 both had the large totem style... Incidently that tender was off of a N15 but went to Barry with S15 30499.
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