Buildings I like, Railway

Mid Hants steam

On the way home from the Bay popped into Ropley – not much happening drove to Medstead and Four Marks and as luck would have it the Countryman dinner pulled by Cheltenham which by the sound of it was short of steam as had to have a blow up outside before coming in on its way to Ropley

  
   
    
  On the Alton train was the Mickey Mouse tank which had to wait for the Black 5 to arrive from Alton
   
   
Mind you had the opportunity to take some up close photos before the Mickey Mouse left

   
    
   
And so it departed for Alton.

   
 
And so Medstead returned to its peace and quiet.

Buildings I like, Railway

Medstead & Four Marks

Dropped in on the mid Hants on the way home from Weymouth. Orignally went to Ropley but admission only by ticket (£18) as it was a Thomas tank day (cannot believe MHR have given their soul to the world of corporate finance!) so a jobsworth would not let me pass! Not to be out done I thought let’s try Medstead so found station approach parked up and wandered on to the station no problem, there was even a Black 5 waiting in the station – what a difference – so coffee, loo break and pictures, shame about Ropley – its seems the preserved lines have forgotten who their bread and butter customers are, anyhow here are the pics

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