Medstead and Four Marks- Alresford

  • ‘Chopper’ takes up Watercress Line duties

    ‘Chopper’ takes up Watercress Line duties

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    CLASS 20 No. D8059 arrived at the Mid-Hants Railway (MHR) on July 26 from the Midland Railway-Butterley.  It is owned by Somerset & Dorset Locomotives and is visiting the MHR on an extended stay, initially standing in for Class 50 No. 50027 Lion, which is receiving attention. The English Electric Type 1 entered passenger traffic on the…

  • First trains for BR green Cheltenham since 1962

    First trains for BR green Cheltenham since 1962

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    THE National Railway Museum’s Maunsell ‘V’ class 4-4-0 Cheltenham has re-entered traffic at the Mid-Hants Railway following its repaint into British Railways livery as No. 30925.  The refreshed ‘Schools’ made its Brunswick green debut on September 14, the first time it had hauled a passenger train in this guise since 1962.  Cheltenham is pictured arriving at…

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