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Mid Hants Railway autumn steam gala

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by A1X, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. A1X

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    Seems to have disappeared off the website, has the event been pulled?
     
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    Anyone know if 76017 will be running at the gala along with 506, 925 and 92212.
     
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    Hopefully the line up might be:

    506
    30925
    41312
    76017
    92212

    However, publicity material for this event only mentions three locos at the moment. Even a promo video released today only shows the S15, 9F and the Schools Class. And I recall reading recently (in the MHR News?) 41312 was being withdrawn for bottom end attention when 30925 returned to action.


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    Yes I assumed 41312 wouldn't be part of the line up for the reasons you stated. However it would be nice if 76017 was running as on the rare occasions I get to the line it is invariably not rostered. Just my bad luck I'm afraid.
    I realise the limitations on the line because of the bridge issue and can only hope that next year's galas can hopefully make up for the restrictions that have not allowed a full blown event this year.
    I have booked my accommodation in Hants and look forward to attending this year's gala nonetheless.
     
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    76017 should be out this weekend....
     
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    76017 will be running at the upcoming gala alongside the 9f,s15 and schools. Announced on FB.
     
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    and on the MHR website. Does anyone know if there's likely to be a roster/timetable available before the event? TIA
     
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    Timetable with loco allocations now available on the MHR website
     
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    The class 20 D8059 features on the TT as well.
     
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    Whilst the Hymek at the WSR was something I was sorry to miss as I had to leave before it ran on Sunday not so sure where a Class 20 fits into a steam gala where there are really enough locos for a shortened line. But I guess I will still go and just avoid it.
     
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    Personally I like both steam and diesel preservation, so the use of the 20 might actually be the thing that sways me into deciding to go to this.
     
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    Looks like a very interesting gala. Would anyone know how much the bus fare is from Alton station to Medstead?
     
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    IIRC I paid £7.30 for a Alton to Alresford return when I went to the open weekend.
     
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    Brilliant, thanks.
     
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    A return from Alton to Four Marks by stage coach costs £5.90 Return.

    Also the Miniature railway at Ropley should have some 10 1/4 inch Steam Engines running during the event
     
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    Not sure as many people will complain about the 20 being out at this gala.

    Not half as many as complained about the Hymek,
     
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    I also ended up paying for a Alton to Alresford return as the driver did not know the Medstead stop. Seems they know it as 4 Marks. I let the railway know and they have updated the info on the website. Other than that was a good visit.
     
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    I guess thats because the bus goes through Four Marks.
    Medstead village centre is a long way from it.
     
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    Can someone tell me what way 76017 is facing please?
     

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