45157 "The Glasgow Highlander" // Credit RailAdvent

Steam railtours and special railway events this March

Halfway through March and there are still plenty of events to visit this month, we are pleased to announce that railway events and railtours have all been inputted into our events calendar. Along with the...
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...
80150 // Credit Matthew Hurst

Can you help the raise funds to build a roof for steam locomotive No....

The Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society has set up a MyDonate page, in order to raise £4,000 to fabricate a new cab roof for their steam locomotive Standard 4 Tank No. 80150. Background to the fundraising...
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...
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,...
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...
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