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 Overhaul Withdrawn from...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...
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...
Dementia friendly railway

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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