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The Mid Hants Railway operates a wide variety of Rolling Stock, ranging from former boat train carriages to coal wagons.

Coaching Stock Passenger
The majority of our carriage stock consists of British Railways Mk 1, but there are some interesting exceptions. Our service trains are usually five to six coaches long with a maximum of six due to platform lengths.  Much of our Mk1 stock has its origins in the southern, eastern and Scottish regions.  Our carriage restoration department have refurbished these heritage coaches to a consistently high standard and continue to work on restoring non operational stock.  
 
With the exception of our luxury Pullman dining train stock and our Real Ale Bar, most of our carriages are painted in British Railways southern green, to match the operational period of our railway. 

 Number Origin Class/Type Liv Details Notes Old No
 381         LMS SLF Maroon Wln 1951 DB975184
 1105       BR RE Mark 1 Green Doncaster 1952 Operational 975878/302
 1353       LSWR BTK Ironclad Olive EH 1923 DS70016
 1456       SR TSO Bulleid Green Eastleigh 1947
 1668       BR RB Mk 1 CH PS 1960 Operational
 1807       BR RMB Mk 1 Green York 1957 Operational
 1851       BR RMB Mk 1 Green Wln 1960 Operational
 1973       BR RU Mk 1 CH Swindon 1961 Operational
 3067       BR FO Mk 1 CH Doncaster 1955 Operational 'Sage'
 3070       BR FO Mk 1 CH Doncaster 1955 Operational 'Fern'
 3738       BR TSO Mk 1 Green Doncaster 1953 Operational
 3766       BR TSO Mk 1 Maroon York 1953 Operational
 3769       BR TSO Mk 1 Green York 1953 Operational
 3906       BR TSO Mk 1 Green  1954 OpeEHrational 53906
 4211       SR BTK Bulleid Green BRCW 1947 Operational DS70319
 4224       BR TSO Mk 1 Green York 1956 Operational 99813
 4367       SR BTK Bulleid Olive EH 1948 Under repair Alresford Army5202
 4423       BR TSO Mk 1 Green BRCW 1956 Operational
 4549       BR TSO Mk 1 Green York 1956 Operational
 4600       BR TSO Mk 1 Green York 1956 Operational
 4712       BR TSO Mk 1 Green York 1957 Operational
 4822       BR SO Mk 1 Green BRCW 1959 Operational 99425
 4910       BR TSO Mk 1 Green Wln 1961 Operational
 4977       BR TSO Mk 1 Green Wln 1962 Operational
 13502     BR FK Mk 2b Green Derby 1968 v/a Alton
 13540     BR FK Mk 2c Green Derby 1970 v/a Alton 19540
 15939     BR CK Mk 1 GC Wln 1956 7939
 16083     BR CK Mk 1 Green MC 1959 Operational
 16204     BR CK Mk 1 Maroon Derby 1961 7204
 21208     BR BCK Mk 1 BC MC 1958 std Alresford
 21236     BR BCK Mk 1 Green Swindon 1961 Operational     99120
 21252     BR BCK Mk 1 Green Derby 1963 Operational
 25591     BR SK Mk 1     Maroon     Wln 1958     18591
 34618     BR BSK Mk 1     Green     GRCW 1955     s/v Alresford
 34947     BR     BSK Mk 1     Green     MC 1956     Operational
 35277     BR     BSK Mk 1     B     GRCW 1960     Support Coach Ex BTU     977006
 35317     BR     BSK Mk 1     Green     Wln 1963     Support Coach for Lord Nelson
 35329     BR     BSK Mk 1     R     Wln 1962     Operational DS329
 35331     BR     BSK Mk 1     GC     Wln 1962     Operational      80223
   
Coaching Stock NPCCS
Number    Origin    Class/Type    Liv    Details    Notes    Old No
154         SECR    PMVY    G    Ashford 1922    std Medstead    DS792/1995
765         SR    BY    G    EH 1939    s/v
1765       SR    CCTY    R    EH 1938    083295
1768       SR    CCTY    G    EH 1938    s/v Ropley
1851       SR    PMVY    B    EH 1940    s/v Medstead
2188       SR    PMVY    b/w    Ashford 1934    std Ropley    DS11
2196       SR    PMVY    b/w    Ashford 1934    s/v Alton Headshunt    DS93
80753     BR    BG Mark 1    G    BRCW 1956    s/v Alresford
81101     BR    BG Mark 1    CH    MC 1958    op    84101
86460     BR    GUV Mark 1    B    PS 1958    s/v Alresford    93460
86690     BR    GUV Mark 1    B    PS 1959    s/v Meon Sidings    93690
    
Plant
Number    Origin    Class/Type    Liv    Details    Notes    Old No
              BR    Platelayers Trolley    Y    /????    Medstead
              BR    Platelayers Trolley    Y    /????    Medstead
              BR    Platelayers Trolley    Y    /????    Medstead bare frame
              BR    Platelayers Trolley    Y    /????    Medstead
              BR    Platelayers Trolley    Y    /????    Medstead
              BR    Platelayers Trolley    /????    Alresford
              BR    Platelayers Trolley    Y    /????    Medstead
              BR    Platelayers Trolley    Y    /????    Medstead
7031       BR    18 Trolley    Si    Wkm 1954    dsmT - DX68081
7515       BR    27 Trolley    rst    Wkm 1956    dsmT - DX68059    B51W/TR22/PWM4168
10707     BR    18 Trolley    Wkm 1974    DB965991    68075
10839     BR    18 Trolley    Y    Wkm 1975    DB966031    68082
80132     SR    10t Steam Crane    Y    T&H 1945    Alton h/s    DS58
80133     SR    10t Steam Crane    GR    T&H 1948    Alton h/s    DS414
95216     SR    45t Steam Crane    K    R&R 1944    Alton h/s    DS1580
FR503    PO    PW130 R/R    Y    Komatsu ????    Medstead (opb Ready Power)
    
Wagons
Our Wagon restoration department have, over many years, built up a fine rake of heritage wagons that are the envy of many preserved railways.  Whilst no longer revenue earning stock, our fine assortment of operational wagons is regularly used during Galas and special timetabled demonstration services. 

Number    Origin    Class/Type    Liv    Details    Notes    Old No

              BR    12t Vanfit    BX    /????    b/o Ropley Shed
7            SR    12t 8pl Open    R    /????    std Fictitious No - Colliery Supply Co    PBA60046
29           PO    22t Presflo    Y    But 1960    op    APCM8629
95           PO    14t Tar Tank    GR    HN 1940    op Ex SW Tar Distillers
104         MOD    50t Warwell    HW 1943    std
2019        PO    14t Oil Tank    GR    Cam    std Ropley 'National Benzole'
3096        SR    Crane Runner    R&R 1944    Runner for ADRR95216 Alton h/s
3149        SR    Warwell    Y    /????    op Fit Atlas Hydraulic Crane
3151        SR    Warwell    /????    std    083262
4134        BR    12t Palvan    OL    /????    Army I/d
14004      MOD    50t Warwell    GR    HW 1944    std
17392      GWR    20t Toad    BX    Sdn 1939    op
35907      GWR    20t Toad    GR    Sdn 1944    op    56831
49741      SR    12t Vent Van    GR    /1940    op    AD47777
55506      SR    25t Dance Hall    Lancing 1926    std
56501      SR    25t Brake Van    BX    Ashford 1941    op    AD49001
56506      SR    25t Brake Van    BX    Ashford 1946    op    AD49000
57849      SR    40t Bolster    EH 1924    std
57959      SR    40t Bolster    Ashford 1946    Runner for 80132 Alton h/s
58007      SR    Crane Runner    /1946    Runner for 80133 Alton h/s
67373      PO    35t Oil Tank    GR    Pod 1967    Ex BP std Ropley    973/Reg635
96549      GWR    10t Mink A    BX    Sdn 1921    b/o Alton
100713    GWR    10t Crocodile    rst    Sdn 1942
105761    GWR    7t Gunpowder Van    GR    Cam 1939    op Fictitious No    AD16083
246837    LNER    40t Dolphin    /????
264632    BR    16t Mineral Open    GR    Dcw 1957    op    041563
276733    LNER    13t 5pl Open    GR    /????    op Fictitious No    PBA66033
40147B    BR    A Container    BX    /????    p/o Lowfit 452718 Fictitious No
452718    BR    13t Steel Lowfit    BX    Shn 1955    op    083473
453433    BR    13t Steel Lowfit    BX    Shn 1957    op    083474
460001    PO    13t 1pl Open    BX    /1936    po Fictitious No Ex Tank    202
470772    LNER    40t Dolphin    Dar 1947
481682    BR    13t Steel Highfit    BX    Shn 1951    op
514791    LMS    12t Vent Van    BX    Wln 1940    a/r Meon Siding    SNSO836
517317    LMS    12t Vent Van    Wln 1942    u/r Alton    SNSO806
520771    LMS    12t Vent Van    BX    Wln 1943    op    Army47486
65558B    BR    AF Container    W    /????    p/o Lowfit 453433
725540    BR    12t 5pl Shoc-highbar    BX    Derby 1958    AD2
726064    BR    12t 5pl Shoc-highbar    BX    Derby 1959    op Cut Down 2pl    RNAD6
730821    BR    22t 5pl Tube    BX    Derby 1960    std    024522
741751    BR    12t 5pl Pipefit    BX    Wln 1961    std    RNAD9
741764    BR    12t 5pl Pipefit    BX    Wln 1961    std    RNAD8
760337    BR    12t Vanfit    Wln 1952    WGB4170
763661    BR    12t Vanfit    BX    Wln 1952    std    083291
772824    BR    12t Vanfit    BX    Ashford 1956    op
773655    LNER    40t Dolphin    Dar 1946
773700    LNER    40t Dolphin    HW 1948
776446    BR    12t Palvan    BX    Fav 1957    u/r Alton
782114    BR    12t Palvan    BX    Wln 1960
786834    BR    12t Vanfit    BX    PS 1962    op
854732    BR    12t Shocvan    BX    Fav 1958    op    4034
951338    BR    20t Brake Van    BX    Fav 1951    LNER Design op
953701    BR    20t Brake Van    GR    Fav 1958    u/r Medstead
972624    BR    21t Rudd    Chr 1957    B428276
972782    BR    21t Rudd    Stw 1957    B428636
982613    BR    40t Seacow    Shn 1972
982910    BR    40t Seacow    Shn 1973
984905    BR    20t Grampus    K    GRCW 1957
985126    BR    20t Grampus    K    But 1951
992987    BR    24t Dogfish    MC 1956
993161    BR    24t Dogfish    Chr 1957
993259    BR    24t Dogfish    Chr 1959
993345    BR    24t Dogfish    MC 1957
 
 

Stock list compiled with thanks to Steve Best.
last updated 2014

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