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Mid Hants Railway Gala, Sept. 2003

Programme number: BLS002
Running time: 28 minutes approx.
Available on Steam Age Pictures Volume 2

Filmed on the Watercress Line on September 27th & 28th 2003. We enjoyed four visiting engines, and some lovely sunny weather. The programme is arranged by engine, and follows each in turn up and down the line. Because of the timetable, and the direction the locos were facing, I did not film on the Four Marks - Alton section on this occasion, but I'm sure that will be covered in future programmes.


Click the thumbnails to see a larger version; all are JPEG files, between about 35 and 120 kB.
Birch Grove, Sun Lane Cutting, Alresford LBSC Billinton Class E4 0-6-2T "radial", no 473 Birch Grove from the Bluebell Railway.
41312 & Douglas deparding from Alresford LMS Ivatt class 2MT 2-6-2T "Mickey Mouse" no 41312 and converted Austerity 0-6-0 "Douglas". These engines are MHR residents.
60009 crossing Northside Lane, Ropley LNER Gresley class A4 4-6-2 no 60009 Union Of South Africa from the Severn Valley Railway, on an exchange visit. (The MHR's Std 5 was performing at the SVR Gala the previous week.)
92 Squdron departs from Alresford
34081 by Alresford Outer Home
SR Bulleid Battle Of Britain class 4-6-2 no 34081 92 Squadron from the Nene Valley Railway. Although she suffered some boiler problems that stopped her working on the Sunday, she put up a fine display on Saturday and was, for me, the star of the show. Let's hope she comes back soon.
80105 between Ropley and Four Marks BR Riddles Standard Class 4 2-6-4T no 80105 from the Swanage Railway.

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