80078

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...
5199 arrives at Carrog on the Llangollen Railway

Steam locomotive 5199 to visit The Watercress Line

The Watercress Line (Mid Hants Railway) has announced that GWR steam locomotive 5199 will be visiting them for their Autumn Steam Gala. The Autumn Steam Gala will be being held on the 19th-21st October 2018...
35005 Canadian Pacific

An update on steam locomotive 35005 Canadian Pacific

The Mid Hants Railway has released an update on the restoration of steam locomotive 35005 Canadian Pacific. Currently, weeks go by with nothing much to report, and then it all happens at once. Work is progressing...
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...
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