Bulleid 1456 lights on

An update on Bulleid coach No. 1456

The big news this month is the completion of the electrical system for Bulleid open third, 1456. Graham and Norman, who have been their friendly parish sparks, were able to connect everything up for the...
35005 Back as a 4-6-2 // Credit MHR

Latest Update on steam locomotive 35005 ‘Canadian Pacific’

Another milestone has been reached in the heavy overhaul with the Bogie and Trailing Truck reunited with the frame, forming a 4-6-2 rolling chassis. Several people between two teams helped achieve this milestone. Firstly, the...
wagon group

Wagon Update from the Mid Hants Railway

The Mid Hants Railway has released an update on the wagons that are found at the railway. At Medstead, work has progressed on BY S 653. The external finishing on the roof is nearly complete....
925 Cheltenham

Mid Hants Railway launch new donation schemes

The Mid Hants Railway has announced that they are changing who they use for online donations. Back in 2018, the railway introduced a scheme for donations, called MyDonate, by BT. However, BT have now closed the...
Thomas the tank engine

Thomas returns to the Watercress Line this Summer

The Watercress Line will be welcoming back Thomas this Summer, as part of the Day Out With Thomas days. The heritage railway will play host to Thomas and friends from 3 - 11 August 2019,...
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...
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...
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 railway seeking young volunteers

The Watercress Line has announced that it is seeking volunteers aged 18 and under to join its team. This is part of the railway's mission to encourage love for the railway at an early age....
506 Back in Steam // Credit MHR

Book signing at the Mid Hants Railway this weekend

The Mid Hants Railway has announced that the Alresford shop will be relaunching the book: 'Mid Haunts Railway from Construction to Closure'. The book is a comprehensive history of the line from its opening up...
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