Thomas the Tank Engine set to visit the Watercress Line

Thomas the Tank Engine is back at The Watercress Line in Hampshire!

The Mid Hants Railway (The Watercress Line), in Hampshire, has announced that Thomas the Tank Engine will return to the railway with 'A Day Out With Thomas'. The event will feature new funfair rides and...
35005 "Canadian Pacific"'s frame back on its wheels // Credit: Sue Dixon and 35005 Canadian Pacific Project FB Page

Latest news on the overhaul of 35005 Canadian Pacific

Earlier this week, the group who is overhauling Bulleid Pacific 35005 Canadian Pacific released the latest news regarding the steam locomotive. History of 35005 Can Pac was built in 1941, and was later rebuilt in May...

SR Bulleid Pacifics steam locomotives – Class Information

This week's Class Information will be looking at the Southern Railway Bulleid Pacifics, the Merchant Navy, West Country & Battle of Britain classes. After looking into the history of both classes, we will then move...
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Steam locomotive No.80078 to visit The Watercress Line

The Mid Hants Railway has announced that Standard 4MT steam locomotive No.80078 will be joining the line up at their Autumn Steam Gala. 80078 joins GWR Prairie No.5199 (announced yesterday) and GWR 'Manor' No.7822 'Foxcote...
45379 on the Mid Hants Railway

‘Tonic The Tank EnGINe’, ‘Ginny McGin Face’, ‘The Gin Reaper’… Hampshire locals name Mid...

The local Hampshire public has taken to social media to name Hampshire's first gin train, which is being run on the Mid Hants Railway (The Watercress Line) on the 5th May 2018. The Watercress Line...
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...
Eastleigh Railway Preservation Society No. 828 at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Parts of steam locomotive boiler stolen from Ropley Works

On the night of the 17th April 2018, parts of a steam locomotive were stolen from the Ropley Works on the Mid Hants Railway (The Watercress Line). The parts were for locomotive number 828, and...
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...
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...

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...
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