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  1. Hampshire Unit replied to the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    Difficult to tell...I'm not going to ask him just now as he is on honeymoon at the moment!

    Feb 17, 2018 at 7:29 PM
  2. Hampshire Unit liked brennan's post in the thread MHR Pre-Spring Gala - 9-11 Feb 2018.

    Particular thanks to the workshop staff for the superb display of boiler repairs. This alone was worth the ticket price.

    Feb 17, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  3. Hampshire Unit replied to the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    I know, but 76017 looks very nice in that picture!

    Feb 16, 2018 at 8:16 PM
  4. Hampshire Unit liked green five's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    Never mind that, I am surprised that no one has picked up on steam being used in "Oxfordshire" during 1968.... [emoji848] Sent from my D6603 using Tapatalk

    Feb 16, 2018 at 8:11 PM
  5. Hampshire Unit replied to the thread Thumpers.

    As the Mid-Hants unit lives at the bottom of my garden (about 100' from where I am typing this, veiled only by thin line of trees) I can confirm that "Thumper" is a valid description when one starts up!!!

    Feb 16, 2018 at 6:38 PM
  6. Hampshire Unit replied to the thread Thumpers.

    Been at dentist/on railway this morning so only just seen this thread! Not an expert on history of the line, but do have old Mid Hants News' and copy of " The Mid-Hants Railway" by Roger Hardingham- He says two cars from introduction Sept/Nov...

    Feb 16, 2018 at 1:18 PM
  7. Hampshire Unit replied to the thread MHR Pre-Spring Gala - 9-11 Feb 2018.

    :eek::eek:

    Feb 15, 2018 at 1:15 PM
  8. Hampshire Unit liked Reading General's post in the thread At least one Class 314 to be preserved.

    what's a class 314?

    Feb 12, 2018
  9. Hampshire Unit replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Sent that man to the naughty corner!!!! (Southern Steve is my other moniker)

    Feb 12, 2018
  10. Hampshire Unit replied to the thread GWSR General Discussion.

    Very interesting blog...quite scary with some of the supporting pads being too small/ half missing! The drip plate is a great idea.

    Feb 12, 2018
  11. Hampshire Unit liked jnc's post in the thread GWSR General Discussion.

    For those who missed it, here is a lengthy 'Bridges Blog' entry which describes the extensive work needed on the Gotherington skew bridge, which sadly turned out to be in somewhat worse shape than had been thought. Luckily, it has been caught in...

    Feb 12, 2018
  12. Hampshire Unit replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Can someone ban Tom? He talks far too much sense....The Mid-Hants has certainly pursued a policy of controlling its own loco fleet- not surprising considering the history of the past 25 years or so with fallings out with loco owners. The choice...

    Feb 12, 2018
  13. Hampshire Unit liked Jamessquared's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Only up to a point - you can only “ring the changes” if there are locos available for hire, and there isn’t generally an excess of supply over demand at the moment. The trend amongst several major railways seems to be one of consolidating their...

    Feb 12, 2018
  14. Hampshire Unit liked Copper-capped's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Yes. Which brings me to my... Pop quiz!!! Are more punters thinking: A) "Oh wow, that steam engine is too big", B) "Oh wow, that steam engine is totally inappropriate for this line", C) "Oh wow, that steam engine is awesome" ???

    Feb 12, 2018