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  1. Hampshire Unit liked Jamessquared's post in the thread 73096.

    Crikey - five locos involved in a single speculative sentence. This thread gets more labyrynthine by the page. Isn’t a more likely answer that in due course, the relevant director(s) of the MHR will set out their plans for the loco via one or...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 8:41 PM
  2. Hampshire Unit replied to the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    Didn't see the flyer with my copy.... 35005 in green, but 34007 in blue please!!! I do have a Hornby model of 35005 in blue, with the box signed by Andrew Naish

    Nov 20, 2017 at 8:34 PM
  3. Hampshire Unit liked weltrol's post in the thread Bluebell Matters.

    Is this getting ready for the installation of a third rail and extension of the Ardingly branch?;)

    Nov 19, 2017 at 5:28 PM
  4. Hampshire Unit liked martin1656's post in the thread 73096.

    Wasnt it an KGB assassin in the pay of the the FBI? :p So the Railway now has the engine, that means that people will have to start digging into their collective pockets, to raise the funds that will needed to be found to refill the...

    Nov 19, 2017 at 3:46 PM
  5. Hampshire Unit replied to the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    76017 last night [img]Black and Light Loco by Arle Images, on Flickr [img]76017 arrives at Ropley by Arle Images, on Flickr

    Nov 19, 2017 at 11:40 AM
  6. Hampshire Unit liked Big Al's post in the thread 35028 - The Wessex Express 18/11/17.

    I post this image to show the condition of Clan Line after running all the way to Salisbury and back to Basingstoke via Southampton. There will be folk who will say that steam engines should not look like a museum piece in their appearance and I...

    P1090379A.jpg Nov 18, 2017 at 9:39 PM
  7. Hampshire Unit liked Hurricane's post in the thread 73096.

    The MHR Ops Manager Richard Bentley posted the following picture to Facebook yesterday.[ATTACH]

    23592080_10155339128292933_3032683488998811971_o.jpg Nov 18, 2017 at 6:56 PM
  8. Hampshire Unit replied to the thread 73096.

    I wasn't around to take a picture unfortunately as I had to do some emergency gardening near Basingstoke! The tender looked in good external condition though. There may be a picture on the Book of Face somewhere...I will probably be up at Ropley...

    Nov 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM
  9. Hampshire Unit replied to the thread 73096.

    As nobody else has mentioned it...73096 arrived at the MHR yesterday morning (I only saw the tender arrive at about 08:30, but the loco arrived later) and is now at Ropley

    Nov 18, 2017 at 12:07 PM
  10. Hampshire Unit liked gwilialan's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Peter, please read it again and then tell me where you think I am referring to any situation on the WSR. That's why I underlined "...on here..." and"...impression..." to try and emphasise that my comments were a) about posts on here and not in...

    Nov 17, 2017 at 11:56 PM
  11. Hampshire Unit replied to the thread Cathedrals Express to Alton, 2/12/17.

    Correct, so there will be two Black Fives at Ropley between 2nd and 5th of December

    Nov 17, 2017 at 6:39 PM
  12. Hampshire Unit liked alastair's post in the thread Cathedrals Express to Alton, 2/12/17.

    T/F running and reversing at Guildford all brings back very happy memories of the much lamented "Daylight Railtours" operated by the MHR back in the 90's. What a great series that was, no fuss, convenient timings,nearly always on time and usually...

    Nov 17, 2017 at 4:05 PM
  13. Hampshire Unit liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    This was on another thread, but quoting here as more apposite to Broadway than Lady of Legend: It's a nice thought. However, I'd suggest not, even were it possible. Firstly, the extension is going to be draw enough to start with - so why go to...

    Nov 16, 2017 at 5:56 PM
  14. Hampshire Unit replied to the thread Membership.

    I regularly use a cheque book, most photo charter payments are by cheque for instance.

    Nov 16, 2017 at 4:51 PM
  15. Hampshire Unit liked Steamage's post in the thread Trawsfynydd and Blaenau Ffestiniog Railway.

    No one needs railway preservation projects except the people involved. It was true for the TR, the Bluebell, the MHR (my "own" line), the Epping & Ongar... and it's true for this project too. If enough people are inspired to make it work, then it...

    Nov 16, 2017 at 2:04 PM