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...
80150's New Cab Roof // Credit Richard Bryan‎

An update on steam locomotive No.80150

The past 6 months have seen much work progress on restoring the Standard 4 Tank, as well as ordering and making new parts. Cab The main challenge has been to fund and order a new cab...
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Mid Hants Railway becomes one of the only dementia friendly attraction in Hampshire

The Mid Hants Railway has announced that they are one of the only and largest dementia friendly attractions in Hampshire. The aim of this commitment is to raise the quality of the experience for visitors...
31874 in Preservation // Credit The Swanage Moguls Fund

SECR/SR N Class steam locomotives – Sole Survivor

Built for hauling a variety of train types across tracks which could only handle light axle loading, the N Class helped the South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) replace older engines and reduce the need...
SR USA Tank No.300 "Frank S Ross" // Credit James Kindred

Second steam locomotive for Mid Hants Spring Steam Gala announced

No.300 "Frank S Ross" will join the line-up for this year's Mid Hants Railway (The Watercress Line) Spring Steam Gala. About No.300 "Frank S Ross" One of 15 USA designed tank engines brought by the Southern...

Steam locomotive L92 to visit the Watercress Line

The Watercress Line has announced that their first visiting locomotive for their Spring Steam Gala is Pannier L92. The Spring Steam Gala for 2019 will be held from the 8th to the 10th March 2019. L92...
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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...