To celebrate the arrival of DEMU's to Mid-Hants route in 1957, the Hastings Unit 1001 visited on a railtour. The MHR Hampshire Unit 1125 was also running today.
I was fortunate to the Guard of 1001 while it was running on MHR metals.
Here is a link to the Hastings Diesels Limited website.
The train arrived in platform 2 at 1041 for an 1115 departure, non-stop to Alresford. This was for railtour passengers only.
|arrived at Alton platform 2|
|1125 leaves Alton platform 3 on the 1050 departure|
|got the road!|
The Guards area I was using today.
We arrived at platform 2 at Alresford at 1150 and the unit stayed until 1240.
It then did a trip to Alton and back for Watercress Line passengers calling at all stations.
|my view at Medstead station|
|platform 3 at Alton|
When we got back to Alresford we detrained the passengers and went down the sidings to water the set for its return journey.
We arrived back in platform 1 at Alresford for a 1530 departure, non-stop to Alton Signal box.
|got the road to platform 2 at Alton|
Thank you to all the Hastings Diesels Ltd, GB Railfreight and MHR staff for a very enjoyable duty.
I finish with a video of 1001 leaving Alton platform 2 on the 1632 departure.