31874 in Preservation // Credit The Swanage Moguls Fund

SECR/SR N Class steam locomotives – Sole Survivor

Built for hauling a variety of train types across tracks which could only handle light axle loading, the N Class helped the South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) replace older engines and reduce the need...
Back and Throat Plate on Foundation Ring // Credit MHR

An update on the overhaul of steam locomotive 35005 “Canadian Pacific”

Recent work on overhauling the Mid Hants Railway's Southern Railway "Merchant Navy" Class No.35005 "Canadian Pacific" has focused on the boiler, while the team wait for the overhead crane at Eastleigh to become available...

Steam locomotive L92 to visit the Watercress Line

The Watercress Line has announced that their first visiting locomotive for their Spring Steam Gala is Pannier L92. The Spring Steam Gala for 2019 will be held from the 8th to the 10th March 2019. L92...
New boards at Ropley

New visitor experience at the Watercress Line

The Watercress Line’s National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Canadian Pacific restoration project has spent £46,000 to improve the visitor experience at its Ropley station. The improvements included new interpretation panels, which are to be installed...
SR USA Tank No.300 "Frank S Ross" // Credit James Kindred

Second steam locomotive for Mid Hants Spring Steam Gala announced

No.300 "Frank S Ross" will join the line-up for this year's Mid Hants Railway (The Watercress Line) Spring Steam Gala. About No.300 "Frank S Ross" One of 15 USA designed tank engines brought by the Southern...
925 Cheltenham

Repaint for steam locomotive 925 Cheltenham

The Mid Hants Railway has announced that 925 Cheltenham will be receiving a new livery this year. An agreement has been reached between the MHR and the NRM to see 925 repainted into BR Brunswick...
Trial Fit of an Axlebox Cover // Credit GSNLRS

Update on the restoration of steam locomotive 35011 General Steam Navigation – September 2018

Below is the latest news from the General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society on their project to restore 35011 (21C11) "General Steam Navigation" back to original Bulleid condition. Working Weekend Last weekend saw the Society head to...
Dementia friendly railway

Mid Hants Railway becomes one of the only dementia friendly attraction in Hampshire

The Mid Hants Railway has announced that they are one of the only and largest dementia friendly attractions in Hampshire. The aim of this commitment is to raise the quality of the experience for visitors...
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