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Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters

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

  1. green five

    green five Resident of Nat Pres

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    There is a report about the move in the latest issue of Steam Railway which I bought today.

    I have heard rumblings from several volunteers at the MHR that there is a bit of a shortage of serviceable coaches at the moment. This might explain the shorter formations in use last year during special events.

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    Can't see the timings for the Bullied coaches move on RTT yet, presumably has to be this week as the event starts next weekend.

    Just having a muse, but it would be rather impressive to have 30925 and the two MHR based Bulleid coaches make the return trip for a certain weekend in September ;)

    Regards,

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    It's a shame 41312 isn't mainline registered any more, it could take them back in a few weeks before the Bluebell's gala.
     
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    Ah, we can but dream...! Mind you, it could always be registered and towed in light steam with the carriages to get it there for Branch Line Gala.

    Wishing the Mid-Hants every success with their Flying Scotsman event - if it is anything like the Bluebell's it should create a real buzz around the place, especially linked to the reopening to Alton.

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    Dan
     
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    Is there a timetable for the non FS trains next weekend? I can see nothing on the website just reference to tickets to view FS and "a special timetable".
    I had planned to have a ride on the reopened full line on Sunday on my way back from stewarding the Saturday RTC York tour but maybe I will just go to Didcot if no info is available.
     
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    Sat and Sun are a three steam service
     
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    https://www.watercressline.co.uk/shopimages/Flying Scotsman Feeder Trains Timetable.PNG

    Edit - just checked, that's only showing 29th Feb onwards. Can't see anything for next weekend.
     
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    I've just saw the timetable on the website now so all released for the entire non FS train services
     
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    Yes I witnessed 60103 with a single carriage cross the notorious Butts Bridge on the Mid Hants line around ten past midnight rather quietly before she opened up for the Alps.
     
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    There is talk on an MH Volunteer's Facebook page about shaking collecting tins around all the haunts where photographers and other freeloaders congregate to enjoy a free show. So long as this is not done in an aggressive manner I think this is a great idea. There are so many people who enjoy watching trains without contributing a penny towards the events. I hope a few volunteers from some of the groups get some plastic buckets ready for any of the many restoration funds currently open.
     
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    Does anyone know what time the re-opening train gets to Alton in the morning? Or is it top secret? :Muted:
    There is a local paper report about the reopening ceremony tomorrow; 300 school kids supposed to be watching the first train near the new bridge and detonators to be placed on the track with a banner for 60103 to break through in the station:
    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&r...ay-tomorrow/&usg=AOvVaw165xdlsqyEled8hQbWPzo9
     
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    It's on a need to know basis only.
     
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    Can anyone confirm which way Scotty is facing?
     
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    Nose towards London
     
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    Why? It’s supposed to be the people’s engine so we should all know
     
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