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Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by NightRail, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Stinch

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    On my first visit to the Mid-Hants it was just Alresford to Ropley, happy days. :)
     
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    Was that when Michael Aspel? and a tv crew featured the line? All I remember of that was how frequently Aspel kept mentioning Alresford.
    Thinking of Aspel reminded me of Eric Sykes, who heard someone ask where Mike Aspel was. Eric asked what a kaspel was! :D
     
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    Does anyone know please what's working out of Alresford on Saturday?
     
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    Wasn't that Ultra Quiz? Remember Bodmin had a headboard for the occasion which I seem to remember sitting in the works at Ropley for several years.

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    Some sad news about Rosie Jacob posted on the S&D Trust website. Rosie was a Fireman on the MHR and also worked on the dining trains. Rosie was also involved with the S&D Trust.
    https://www.sdrt.org/Blog/Rosie-Jacob.Html

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    Very sorry to hear about Rosie. She also attended the Alton area group meets - a very nice lady.
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    Can I echo the comments above, I knew Rosie very well also, and I'm shocked to hear of her passing :(
     
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    I never met her that I was aware but I have sailed regularly on Shieldhall so our paths may have crossed
     
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    Cheltenham was out in a test run this afternoon but I believe it's Thomas and the Ivatt on services this weekend (providing they don't set fire to Hampshire!)
     
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    Which engine is pulling the Arlesford train on Sunday.
     
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    That should be 41312
     
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    Very interesting to see this, and the extent of repairs that have been carried out in 499.

    It inspired be to look on the ULS website too, where I found that 499 was originally bought as a source of spares for 506. I never realised that.
     
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    Just returned home from a very enjoyable day out. Very well run by the the team and it was a joy to be in a compartment behind the Ivatt as it thundered it's way up the Alps.
     
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    I never realised Ivatts could thunder! ;)
     
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    Whatever you want to call it, it was a majestic sound.

    Also very entertaining watching Thomas rush through Ropley non-stop.
     
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    So here’s my take on 53808 back in 2009. Looking forward to photographing 53808 soon.

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    A productive day atop the hill yesterday, with a fair turn out.

    The two plank cosmetic repaint is coming on at a steady pace.

    The priming & undercoating of the Maroon CCT is complete, and topcoat is now going on.

    On the Gunpowder Van, the replacement sections of steel are now in red oxide - though there is still some of the south side roof left to replace.

    Work has also started with a repaint of the Fergie tractor.

    Elsewhere, two of us disappeared up to the Meon armed with fresh oil for the dash pots on the Dogfish - something we forgot last time! We also started to give the Sealions the once over......

    And before you knew it, it was getting on for 18:00 - so time to head home & crack open a few well deserved cold ones!! :)

    A couple of shots of well loaded trains.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/duty_druid/50180415031/in/dateposted-public/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/duty_druid/50180670442/in/dateposted-public/
     
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    Be great to see a then and now set.
     

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