Coming up in Issue 253 of HR: Mid-Hants Urie S15 set for May return

THE Mid-Hants Railway is looking forward to the eagerly-anticipated return to traffic of Urie S15 No. 506 this summer.

As featured in issue 250, the 4-6-0 is fast approaching completion at Ropley Works. With its steam test set to take place at the end of April, the locomotive is due to enter traffic during May.

Visiting USA 0-6-0T No. 300 Frank S. Ross departs Ropley for Medstead during the Watercress Line’s spring steam gala on Sunday, March 10. KENNY FELSTEAD

Resident 9F No. 92212, which was expected to be withdrawn in June, is now due to remain operational until the end of December. 

The replacement of Butts Bridge over Whitedown Lane, Alton, which has seen MHR services truncated to operate by Alresford and Medstead & Four Marks, is on course for completion by the end of July.

Read more in Issue 253 of HR – on sale April 12!

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