Mid Hants Railway introduce new General Manager

Steam railway introduces new General Manager

The Mid Hants Railway have announced that they have appointed a new General Manager. The new General Manager is Jason Houlders. Jason joins the heritage steam railway with more than 30 years of experience working in...
45379 on the Mid Hants Railway

Bid farewell to steam locomotive No.45379 at the Mid Hants Railway this September

The Mid Hants Railway, or The Watercress Line, has announced that steam locomotive No.45379 will bow out of service in September as her overhaul approaches. The Black 5 will haul her final trains on the...
Thomas the tank engine baby

Baby born at steam railway’s Thomas the Tank Engine event

A family who was visiting the Mid Hants Railway for their Thomas the Tank Engine event had a trip of a lifetime after their third child entered the world! The Hampshire Chronicle reported that Malali and...
Alton station on the Watercress Line

FREE tours around Ropley steam locomotive sheds this August

The Mid Hants Railway is allowing visitors to take a look behind the scenes at Ropley steam locomotive shed this August for free! Visitors who show their valid travel ticket on the valid Monday will be...
Bulleid Carriage

Can you help raise £23,000 to put seats and tables in carriages for steam...

The Canadian Pacific Project is looking to raise £23,000 for seats and tables to go into two Bulleid carriages, which date back to the 1940s which are being restored at Ropley. The carriages are part...
steam locomotive 80150

July 2018 update on the overhaul of steam locomotive No.80150

The Friends of 80150 have released an update on their project to overhaul steam locomotive No.80150, which is currently at the Mid Hants Railway. When the group took on the task of locomotives overhaul, one...
No. 75078 at Oxenhope

BR Standard 4s (4-6-0, 2-6-0 and 2-6-4T) steam locomotives – Class Information

It's Friday which can only mean one thing... another Class Information is released, with this week's installment focusing on British Railway's (BR) Standard Class 4 designs (4-6-0, 2-6-0 & 2-6-4T). Firstly looking at the...
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...
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...
Alton station on the Watercress Line

The Mid Hants Railway are looking for a Steam Locomotive and Carriage Fitter

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 Mid Hants Railway is one of the leading heritage railway's in Britain...