925 Cheltenham

Repaint for steam locomotive 925 Cheltenham

The Mid Hants Railway has announced that 925 Cheltenham will be receiving a new livery this year. An agreement has been reached between the MHR and the NRM to see 925 repainted into BR Brunswick...
New boards at Ropley

New visitor experience at the Watercress Line

The Watercress Line’s National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Canadian Pacific restoration project has spent £46,000 to improve the visitor experience at its Ropley station. The improvements included new interpretation panels, which are to be installed...
Back and Throat Plate on Foundation Ring // Credit MHR

An update on the overhaul of steam locomotive 35005 “Canadian Pacific”

Recent work on overhauling the Mid Hants Railway's Southern Railway "Merchant Navy" Class No.35005 "Canadian Pacific" has focused on the boiler, while the team wait for the overhead crane at Eastleigh to become available...

Steam railway seeking young volunteers

The Watercress Line has announced that it is seeking volunteers aged 18 and under to join its team. This is part of the railway's mission to encourage love for the railway at an early age....
506 Back in Steam // Credit MHR

Book signing at the Mid Hants Railway this weekend

The Mid Hants Railway has announced that the Alresford shop will be relaunching the book: 'Mid Haunts Railway from Construction to Closure'. The book is a comprehensive history of the line from its opening up...
New boards at Ropley

All change at Ropley!

The Can Pac team have released an update about the changes taking place at Ropley. Since the back end of 2018, the team have been working with Abound Design and Interpretation to create a new...
506 Back in Steam // Credit MHR

Steam locomotive 506 returns to traffic in early June

The Watercress Line (Mid Hants Railway) and Urie Locomotive Society Ltd (ULS) are pleased to announce that Southern Railway S15 No.506 will formally re-enter revenue earning services on Sunday 2nd of June 2019. Overhaul Withdrawn from...
35005 bogie

A March 2019 update on steam locomotive 35005 Canadian Pacific

The team overhauling Merchant Navy 35005 "Canadian Pacific" has been busy during March on reassembling the slidebars and bottom-end. Slidebars There has been difficulty in measuring 35005's slidebars. The reading obtained appeared to be quite wrong,...
506 Nearing the End of Overhaul // Credit ULS

Update from the Urie Locomotive Society – March 2019

Since the last update from the society 6 months ago, work on overhauling No.506 has progressed greatly, with 2019 hopefully being the year the engine returns to steam on the Mid Hants Railway (The...
Thomas set to visit the East Lancashire Railway

Spend Easter with children’s favourite steam locomotive

Thomas will be visiting the Watercress Line this Easter, making it a must for families visiting the area to have on their days out list. Day Out With Thomas returns to the Watercress Line for 10...
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