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WATCH: Drone footage as detonators mark last steam locomotive over Butts Bridge

Drone footage has been released showing the last ever steam train to traverse over the historic Butts Bridge on the Mid Hants Railway. The reason for the bridge being demolished is because of a new...
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Watercress Line to offer FREE travel to under 4s

The Watercress Line has announced that children under 4 will soon be able to travel for free. From February 2019, the heritage railway will be offering free travel on their standard service. This change is part...
One of Bogie's Axleboxes // Credit Mid Hants Railway

Update on the overhaul of steam locomotive 35005 Canadian Pacific

The team working on 'Can Pac' have been busy working on several areas of the engine at the Mid Hants Railway. Trailing Truck and Tender Work now focuses on the trailing truck's axleboxes. On examination, one...
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LSWR/SR S15 Class steam locomotives – Class Information

Built to haul a variety of freight trains on the London & South Western Railway, the Urie S15s would operate right up to the last few years of steam on the Southern Region. Once looking...
Throat Plate attached to Tube Plate // Credit The Watercress Line

Recent overhaul work on steam locomotive 35005 “Canadian Pacific”

Most of the overhaul work on 'Can Pac' within the last month has been on the boiler, where the replacement of worn-out sections has progressed very well. Boiler Trial fitting of some new components for the...
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Walkers raise thousands for Mid Hants Railway

The Mid Hants Railway has announced that more than 950 walkers, including children and dogs, dusted off their walking boots recently to raise over £14,750 to help preserve an important part of the line. Families...
Harry potter steam train rides at the Mid Hants Railway

Step aboard the Harry Potter steam train this Halloween at the Mid Hants Railway

Halloween is approaching, and you can ride on a steam train just like Harry Potter did at the Mid Hants Railway on the 27th and 28th October. An array of Harry Potter themed activities will be...
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Mid Hants Railway to hold sponsored walk this November

The Mid Hants Railway has announced that the sponsored walk of the railway will be returning this November. The walk is to raise funds to preserve an important part of the heritage railway. Walk The...
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An update on steam locomotive 35005 Canadian Pacific

The Mid Hants Railway has released an update on the overhaul work being carried out on steam locomotive 35005 Canadian Pacific. The team of volunteers at Eastleigh Works have been progressing with the work to...
Trial Fit of an Axlebox Cover // Credit GSNLRS

Update on the restoration of steam locomotive 35011 General Steam Navigation – September 2018

Below is the latest news from the General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society on their project to restore 35011 (21C11) "General Steam Navigation" back to original Bulleid condition. Working Weekend Last weekend saw the Society head to...