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...
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...
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...
Eastleigh Railway Preservation Society No. 828 at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Parts of steam locomotive boiler stolen from Ropley Works

On the night of the 17th April 2018, parts of a steam locomotive were stolen from the Ropley Works on the Mid Hants Railway (The Watercress Line). The parts were for locomotive number 828, and...
Wadebridge at the Mid Hants Railway

Can you help the Mid Hants Railway and their steam locomotive Wadebridge project?

The Mid Hants Railway (MHR – The Watercress Line) have created a BT MyDonate page in order to raise funds for their Wadebridge project. Background Information Southern Railway West Country class No.34007 "Wadebridge" became part on the...

SR Bulleid Pacifics steam locomotives – Class Information

This week's Class Information will be looking at the Southern Railway Bulleid Pacifics, the Merchant Navy, West Country & Battle of Britain classes. After looking into the history of both classes, we will then move...
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...
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 -...
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...
Alton station on the Watercress Line

Watercress Line scrap accomodation coach to refresh volunteer accomodation

The Mid Hants Railway, also known as the Watercress Line, has announced that one of the accommodation carriages will be scrapped to provide the monies to refresh the remaining accommodation coach. This comes after the Trustees...
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