Tag Archives: Southern Railway

A day out with Miles

Another day out on a preserved railway.  Allan reports: Sunday 20th of May was the last day of the 1940’s weekend at the Kent & East Sussex Railway.  It was an over cast morning but the sun came through about … Continue reading

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Engine driver Phil – PS

As a PS to our day on the Mid Hants Railway, here are the photos that Phil sent me.  More evidence that I was there! And an interesting article on the iconic HST 125 units.  I rather liked the comments: … Continue reading

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Engine driver Phil #3

Here we go again.  Back at Arlesford and running around.  Phil has signed his life away on a piece of paper to say that the Mid Hants Railway Ltd is not responsible for anything that happens to him whilst he’s … Continue reading

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Engine driver Phil #2

Meanwhile, back at Arlesford, 9F 92212 is running round…. This view from the footbridge shows the details of a typical Southern lattice post signal.  A pig to build in N – I once managed (most) of a rather simpler rail … Continue reading

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Engine driver Phil #1

Phil of ESNG fame recently had a significant birthday (a large number with a ‘0’ – just the one – on the end) and for a present his family bought him a footplate ride on the Mid Hants Railway, the … Continue reading

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Isle of Wight railways

The railways of the Isle of Wight have always fascinated me.  Not least because of the concentration of lines on a small island – three companies pre-1923 before they were amalgamated under the Southern Railway. And the Isle of Wight … Continue reading

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Swanage Strictly Bullied Steam Gala #2

Second episode of the Derek & Allan show from Swanage….. Load testing the footbridge….. Rebuilt Battle of Britain 34053, ‘Sir Keith Park’.  Park was in operational command during two of the most significant air battles in the European theatre in … Continue reading

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