1940s weekend at the Mid Hants Railway

Steam trains, vintage vehicles and more at the Mid Hants Railway this June

The Mid Hants Railway will be holding their 1940s weekend on the 16th and 17th June 2018. Immerse yourself in the life of the Home Front with an American theme! There will be re-enactments, displays,...
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...
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...
45379 on the Mid Hants Railway

Fancy working at a Steam Railway? The Mid Hants Railway are hiring!

The Mid Hants Railway, also known as the Watercress Line, has announced that they are looking to hire seasonal staff for work this year. The seasonal staff will be working in the railways West Country...
Wagon Group 22nd May

Mid Hants Railway Wagon Group Update – 22nd May 2018

The Mid Hants Railway Wagon Group has given their latest update on the work they do to keep the wagons moving at the Mid Hants Railway (Watercress Line). The weather was great for a working...
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...
The Bug arriving at New Romney on the Romney, hythe and dymchurch railway

February Half Term Events at Preserved Railways – South East and South West

Looking for something to do this February Half Term? Whether with your family, friends or yourself, here are a few preserved railways in the south-east and south-west England open this February Half Term. Normal fares...
Staff take a well deserved break and picture with repaired 45231 // Mid Hants Railway The Watercress Line FB Page

Steam locomotive No. 45231 “The Sherwood Forester” ready for Mid Hants Railway Pre-Spring Gala

The Mid Hants Railway (MHR, also known as The Watercress Line) has confirmed that black 5 No. 45231 "The Sherwood Forester" has passed all tests successfully and will be running for the Pre-Spring Gala,...
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...
Parts Collected for 35011 "General Steam Navigation" // GSNLRS

35011 “General Steam Navigation” Steam Locomotive – February 2018 Update

The General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society (GSNLRS) have released their February 2018 Update. Visits to railways The GSNLRS visited the Mid Hants Railway's Pre-Spring Gala with the sales stand set up in Ropley's Up Platform's New...