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Mid Hants Spring Gala 25-27th March (Final Sun Photos Added)

Postby 350wedge » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:30 pm

Just as a heads up to anyone thats down this way at the weekend, the Mid Hants Railway is holding their annual spring gala this weekend.

Along with all the home engines in steam (Lord Nelson, 9F, Black 5, Standard 5, U Class and a GWR Tank) there is a Great Western theme going on, visiting engines include City of Truro, Earl Berkeley and Pitchford Hall. KE1 was due to visit but network rail were unable to identify a path to get it down here :(

I'll be there all three days so will update this thread with photo's after the event. The weather is shaping up to be pretty good so if you are down this way it will be well worth a visit :D
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Re: Mid Hants Spring Gala 25-27th March

Postby 34053 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:57 pm

I can't make it, unfortunately, but will look forward to seeing all the pics. Thank you.

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Re: Mid Hants Spring Gala 25-27th March

Postby 350wedge » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:37 pm

Here are some photo's from the Friday. I cant believe how warm it was, certainly much warmer than last years Spring gala!

Managed to get a few decent shots, here are a selection of the best... There are a couple of shots in there from the new Carriage and Wagon works and boiler shop which is a replacement for the one destroyed by fire last year. The boiler from 'Cheltenham' is in and being worked on currently. The frames and the rest of the engine is at Eastleigh Works for overhaul to working order :)

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Re: Mid Hants Spring Gala 25-27th March (Friday Photo's Adde

Postby Dan4th » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:49 pm

I just love to see these old Chuggers being saved
and RUN and seen by so many people!

Over here, it's the same. I don't know how they all
manage to do it, but somehow these wonderful
pieces of history are being preserved.

And your photos are a tribute to what's being done.....

Thank you for your time and effort and for letting us
SEE them!

GBY!

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Re: Mid Hants Spring Gala 25-27th March (Friday Photo's Adde

Postby RLN » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:56 pm

Thanks 350. Especially like the sepia shots.
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Re: Mid Hants Spring Gala 25-27th March (Friday Photo's Adde

Postby 350wedge » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:58 pm

RLN wrote:Thanks 350. Especially like the sepia shots.


Thats just the evening sun coming through, on days like today you can get some spectacular sunsets there :)
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Postby RLN » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:10 am

Marvellous :-BD
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Re: Mid Hants Spring Gala 25-27th March (Sunday Teaser Added

Postby 350wedge » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:20 pm

Back from two more days at the Gala, I have loads of photo's to go through but I thought I'd put up one of my favourite (if not the favourite) shot of the weekend, taken this morning. This is City of Truro and Earl Berkely double heading on the way into Ropley. Couldbt have asked for more perfect conditions \:D/

I'll add others later....

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Re: Mid Hants Spring Gala 25-27th March (Sunday Teaser Added

Postby Jigsaw » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:38 pm

:ymapplause: Perfection. ALL great pics mate :ymapplause:
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Re: Mid Hants Spring Gala 25-27th March (Sunday Teaser Added

Postby 34053 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:16 pm

Super pics 350w. Thank you. Really enjoyed looking at them.

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Re: Mid Hants Spring Gala 25-27th March (Sunday Teaser Added

Postby 350wedge » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:58 pm

Here are Saturdays photo's

I got lucky first thing in the morning and was able to get into the observation coach for a couple of trips up and down the line. It was the first time I had been in there and I have to say it was rather lovely. Nice big padded leather arm chairs to sit in and watch the world go by, or stare at the front of a Black 5!!

I've added some shots from various points on the line as well which is a view you dont normally see.

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Re: Mid Hants Spring Gala 25-27th March (Saturday Photos Add

Postby 34053 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:58 pm

Absolutely brilliant pics. Great stuff 350w! Which make/model of camera do you normally use?

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Re: Mid Hants Spring Gala 25-27th March (Saturday Photos Add

Postby 350wedge » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:03 pm

34053 wrote:Absolutely brilliant pics. Great stuff 350w! Which make/model of camera do you normally use?

PW


All pics taken with a Canon 1D MKIIn at the moment. I cant say as I'm 100% happy with this particular one though, I used a MKIII last year and understandably got better results with it being a newer camera. I think chances are I'll do a bit of saving and go back to another MKIII at some point until such a time when I can afford a MKIV.
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Re: Mid Hants Spring Gala 25-27th March (Saturday Photos Add

Postby 34053 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:28 pm

Thank you 350w.

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Re: Mid Hants Spring Gala 25-27th March (Saturday Photos Add

Postby Dan4th » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:30 pm

I just scrolled through three times, and
it is all better than good!

I'll be back to look again.......

Thank you X 1,000,000!

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Re: Mid Hants Spring Gala 25-27th March (Saturday Photos Add

Postby Nickolas » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:35 pm

Wow, what a cracking way to round off the weekend. Looking at some fabulous engineering restorations.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Mid Hants Spring Gala 25-27th March (Saturday Photos Add

Postby 350wedge » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:15 pm

And finally here are my Sunday offerings. I spend the day going up and down the line to a few different locations and photo wise I think this was my best day of the three. Light was perfect and all the engines were playing ball!!

Roll on the Autumn Gala and a very special day for me at the end of October ;)

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Postby Jigsaw » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:23 pm

:ymapplause: Marvelous :D All good but LOVE the first one :ymapplause:
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Postby 34053 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:37 pm

Terrific. Great 'atmospheric' shots. Luv 'em all! Thank you 350w.

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