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35028 - The King Alfred 10/02/18

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  1. steamvideosnet

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    Another trundle each way via Staines and also down the slow line to Basingstoke so less chance of any lively running on this circular. But the run up the Pompey Direct from Havant should be good provided that there are no crazy speed restrictions such as for the station canopy at Liphook that now appears to be nearer to the track than it used to be. And then, of course, there is Worplesdon!
     
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    Looking forward to it, trundle or no trundle.

    Speaking as a photographer, does anyone know the number of the platform from which one can get a clear view across to the loco in Platform 2?

    And any tips on accessing that platform?

    Peter on a frosty night in Manchester
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    I think you may mean the last platform on the south eastern side - i.e. P7. And once you have accessed P2 where the charter leaves, you can walk around the buffer stops to access that platform. But that's all from memory rather than having actually done it!
     
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    Platform 9, and a polite request to the staff on the gates at the entrance to it has always worked for me.
     
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    I believe this is taken from Platform 9 (train in Platform 2) and the guy on his own is on Platform 7. Big Al may still be right but as I used to have a London Freedom Pass I just used to swipe a gate and go down the platform so never bothered to look. I had a feeling it may not be possible now, although certainly used to be. Of course the Pullman is a long train, not sure how long the King Alfred will be so P7 could be a better bet on the day if it is just a shot before travelling on it.
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    Is there much to do in Haslemere
     
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    For 24 minutes? Watch the train get watered
     
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    Even with the shorter train P9 is still the place to be. Also the barrier staff on the Southern side of Victoria tend to be much more accommodating than those on the South Eastern side.
     

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