73096 // Credit Preserved British Steam Locomotives' website

Can you help the Mid Hants Railway and their steam locomotive No.73096 project?

The Mid Hants Railway (MHR - The Watercress Line) have created a BT MyDonate page in order to raise funds for their Standard 5 Project. Background Information November 2017 saw the MHR purchased BR Standard 5 No.73096...
1501 // Credit RuthAS

Full line-up of steam locomotives for Mid Hants Railway’s Pre-Spring Steam Gala

The Mid Hants Railway (The Watercress Line) has confirmed the full line-up for their up-coming Pre-Spring Gala. The line-up SR Schools No. 925 "Cheltenham" (home fleet - SR Malachite Green) GWR 15XX No. 1501 (Guest. Visiting...
35005 "Canadian Pacific" // Credit: Mike Pike and 35005 Canadian Pacific Project FB Page

Latest Progress on 35005 “Canadian Pacific”‘s Overhaul

Following on from our last article, where 35005 Canadian Pacific had its Frame and Driving Wheels were reunited, work has continued on a few fronts. Trial fitting of the re-skinned cab has shown two minor...
Steam locomotive 80150 gets new cab roof

£4,000 raised in 10 weeks allows Mid Hants to get new roof for steam...

The Mid Hants Railway, also known as The Watercress Line, have announced that they have managed to raise their target of £4,000 for the new cab roof of steam locomotive No.80150. The donations have flooded...
75079 // Credit Tim Beere MHR

Can you help the Mid Hants Railway and their steam locomotive No.75079 project

The Mid Hants Railway (MHR – The Watercress Line) have created a BT MyDonate page in order to raise funds for their Standard 4 Project. Background Information The Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society purchased BR Standard 4 (4-6-0) No.75079...
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...
41312 ready for the journey home // Credit Peter Harris

Ivatt 2 Tank No.41312 Returns Home to the Mid Hants Railway

Ivatt 2 Tank No.41312 is returning home to the Mid Hants Railway (MHR) (The Watercress Line) after spending roughly four months at the Swanage Railway. 41312's Stay at Swanage Over the four-month period 41312 stayed at...

Mid Hants Railway – Diesel Gala 2017 – Information

Another weekend, another event, this time, its the Mid Hants Railway and their Diesel Gala for 2017, featuring 3 guests joining the three home locomotives. There will be an intensive timetable in use throughout the...
45379 on the Mid Hants Railway

Fancy working at a heritage steam railway? The Mid Hants Railway are hiring

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 position has become available for Maternity Cover and is a...
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...
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