Alton station on the Watercress Line

FREE tours around Ropley steam locomotive sheds this August

The Mid Hants Railway is allowing visitors to take a look behind the scenes at Ropley steam locomotive shed this August for free! Visitors who show their valid travel ticket on the valid Monday will be...
Bulleid Carriage

Can you help raise £23,000 to put seats and tables in carriages for steam...

The Canadian Pacific Project is looking to raise £23,000 for seats and tables to go into two Bulleid carriages, which date back to the 1940s which are being restored at Ropley. The carriages are part...
steam locomotive 80150

July 2018 update on the overhaul of steam locomotive No.80150

The Friends of 80150 have released an update on their project to overhaul steam locomotive No.80150, which is currently at the Mid Hants Railway. When the group took on the task of locomotives overhaul, one...
No. 75078 at Oxenhope

BR Standard 4s (4-6-0, 2-6-0 and 2-6-4T) steam locomotives – Class Information

It's Friday which can only mean one thing... another Class Information is released, with this week's installment focusing on British Railway's (BR) Standard Class 4 designs (4-6-0, 2-6-0 & 2-6-4T). Firstly looking at the...
No. 7822 Foxcote Manor and 34053 Sir Keith Park stand at Haworth Sheds on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway at the Autumn Steam Gala

First steam locomotive announced for The Watercress Line’s Autumn Steam Gala

The Mid Hants Railway (The Watercress Line) have announced that Great Western Railway (GWR) 7800 'Manor' Class No.7822 "Foxcote Manor" as the first guest locomotive for their 2018 Autumn Steam Gala. About 7822 "Foxcote Manor" Built...
Fitting Pipework for the Lubrication System // Credit Mid Hants Railway

Latest news on the overhaul of steam locomotive No.35005 Canadian Pacific

Work continues at the Mid Hants Railway in overhauling SR Merchant Navy No.35005 "Canadian Pacific". Boiler and cladding The biggest progress since the last update has been on the boiler, which currently has priority in Ropley's...
Alton station on the Watercress Line

The Mid Hants Railway are looking for a Steam Locomotive and Carriage Fitter

The Mid Hants Railway have announced they have a position available for someone to join their team and work for the popular heritage railway. The Mid Hants Railway is one of the leading heritage railway's in Britain...

SR Bulleid Pacifics steam locomotives – Class Information

This week's Class Information will be looking at the Southern Railway Bulleid Pacifics, the Merchant Navy, West Country & Battle of Britain classes. After looking into the history of both classes, we will then move...
Care home residents raise £1,000 for the Mid Hants Railway

Care home residents raise nearly £1,000 for the steam railway

The Mid Hants Railway have announced that train enthusiasts at a nearby Hampshire care home have raised nearly £1,000 to help preserve it for future generations. The appreciative senior passengers of the Mid Hants Railway...
1940s weekend at the Mid Hants Railway

Steam trains, vintage vehicles and more at the Mid Hants Railway this June

The Mid Hants Railway will be holding their 1940s weekend on the 16th and 17th June 2018. Immerse yourself in the life of the Home Front with an American theme! There will be re-enactments, displays,...