Over the Alps.....

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Post by Steve M » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:16 pm

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Post by Mr Bones » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:35 am

Well rain or not they're cracking photos. Especially the first one, very atmospheric.
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Post by Steve M » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:49 pm

A shortish video from yesterday's footplate experience. It has a number of things going for it, I'm not in it, there is no 'unboxing', no commentary and I'm still not in it (but the dog is).

Its here if you are interested:

https://youtu.be/bDOIH6uCsVI
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Post by RogerB » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:11 pm

Brilliant Steve - I could watch that sort of thing all day long.

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Post by Walkingthedog » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:26 pm

That was great. Always amazes me how quick steam locos accelerate and how quickly they are travelling when they enter a station to stop.
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Post by Steve M » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:30 pm

Glad you liked it.
We had a fantastic day yesterday even with the rain - shame the Ivatt has a sun-roof. :D

The MHR is running a truncated route this year as a replacement road bridge is being built between Medstead and Alton. Should have been completed last month but it’s now looking like October at the earliest!
That has an impact on their plans for the Autumn Gala - they are planning for no guest locos this year, just the home fleet to take centre stage.

Having said that, The Bluebell have announced ‘Britannia’ and ‘Duchess of Sutherland’ - should be worth a look.
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Post by bulleidboy » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:54 pm

Cracking video - I thought the photo of the teasels looked good too?
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Post by Postman Prat » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:46 pm

Hi Steve
Glad you had a good day, in spite of all the buggeration factors.
Looks like a day at the Bluebell could be on the cards

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Post by Steve M » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:58 pm

bulleidboy wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:54 pm
Cracking video - I thought the photo of the teasels looked good too?
I was having an ‘arty farty’ moment. :D
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Post by Steve M » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:02 pm

Postman Prat wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:46 pm

Looks like a day at the Bluebell could be on the cards

:ugeek:
They’ve not released a schedule or any indication of how long they are in residence. It’s just after our main hols - I can guarantee I’ll be working! At worst I’ll be there for the Sunday but hoping they hold them over for a couple of days into the following week.

Time will tell.
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