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  1. 21B replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Imagine the fun! ZBs, SLR Hunslets and Garratts or indeed German 2-10-2 tanks flattening the climb out of BL with 9 or 10 bogie carriages (ok 15 or 16 in the case of the Garratt) in tow.

    Nov 21, 2017 at 5:25 PM
  2. 21B replied to the thread 73096.

    Outside of the galas we generally operate with two locomotives except for the 4 occasions each year when we run the demonstration goods train and a couple of other days when a there is a special hire or a lunchtime dining train that runs on its...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 10:41 AM
  3. 21B replied to the thread Mid Hants volunteering..

    We have other shed volunteers from the USA, France and Germany who come over for a few days or a week. There is not particular H&S issue and plenty of jobs that dont require training. Where training is required it can be arranged.

    Nov 21, 2017 at 10:28 AM
  4. 21B replied to the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    How deep are your pockets? Anything is possible if sufficient £s are made available. £250,000 should cover it nicely. Please send the cheque (or postal order) to The Station, Alresford. ;)

    Nov 21, 2017 at 10:25 AM
  5. 21B replied to the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    Black lined with light straw and red with "Mid-Hants Railway" in Gold Sans Serif lettering on the tender and the Hampshire rose underneath.

    Nov 20, 2017 at 11:03 PM
  6. 21B replied to the thread 73096.

    Yes. I think, just as the response from Swanage regarding the T3 was "give us a moment it has only just arrived", the same applies here. A key problem is dry storage, and we will have to find a solution to that somehow. Land is the problem,...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 10:57 PM
  7. 21B replied to the thread Bulleid Pacifics - Past or Present.

    Really the only issue with the designs "as built" was the valve gear. The rest of the design is more or less good to excellent. I think the theory that they had to be rushed is a good one, and certainly Nelson is much trickier to get to steam...

    Nov 16, 2017
  8. 21B replied to the thread Island Line under threat.

    The axle load on a Vivarail unit is apparently about 8tons. I dont know how that compares to the D stock axle load, but it cant be all that much different.

    Nov 16, 2017
  9. 21B replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Surely that depends doesnt it on how you word things? If the track needs to be reconfigured in order for the "grand plan" to take place I would have thought that all capital expenditure associated with this including potentially the relocation...

    Nov 16, 2017