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...
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...
Passing the Liner up // Credit Watercress Line Website

Recent Progress carried out on Steam Locomotive 35005’s Overhaul – January 2018

It wasn't long into 2018 that the team overhauling steam locomotive 35005 "Canadian Pacific" picked up their tools and continued working on 'Can Pac'. Last Work to be Done in 2017 The last major work completed...
Watercress line to hold Boxing Day steam train event

Experience Christmas During World War 2 With The Watercress Line

This December, why not join the Watercress Line and experience what they did on a World War 2 railway during Christmas. Join the Mid-Hants line for their annual 'Christmas Leave' which will be taking place...
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...
45231 "The Sherwood Forester" Credit Paul Hill

Icons of Steam’s Black 5 visits the Mid Hants Railway

Newly-overhauled Black 5 45231 "The Sherwood Forester" has traveled to the Mid Hants Railway (also known as "The Watercress Line"), where the locomotive will stay until early 2018. The Sherwood Forester is already in action...
Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line Santa Special

Santa Claus is coming to town on the Watercress Line

Families traveling on the Watercress Line this December will have the chance to meet Father Christmas on their Santa Steam Specials. The highly anticipated 'Santa Special' steam locomotive will chuff into town next month. The Santa...
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...

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...
Sir Keith Park at Keighley on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

4 Guests Announced For Mid Hants Gala

The Mid Hants Railway 'The Watercress Line' are celebrating 50 years since the end of Southern Railway Steam. To celebrate this, the railway is planning to have two weekends (1st - 2nd & 7 -...