One of Bogie's Axleboxes // Credit Mid Hants Railway

Update on the overhaul of steam locomotive 35005 Canadian Pacific

The team working on 'Can Pac' have been busy working on several areas of the engine at the Mid Hants Railway. Trailing Truck and Tender Work now focuses on the trailing truck's axleboxes. On examination, one...
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...
45379 on the Mid Hants Railway

Bid farewell to steam locomotive No.45379 at the Mid Hants Railway this September

The Mid Hants Railway, or The Watercress Line, has announced that steam locomotive No.45379 will bow out of service in September as her overhaul approaches. The Black 5 will haul her final trains on the...
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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....
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WATCH: Drone footage as detonators mark last steam locomotive over Butts Bridge

Drone footage has been released showing the last ever steam train to traverse over the historic Butts Bridge on the Mid Hants Railway. The reason for the bridge being demolished is because of a new...
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...
Wagon Group 22nd May

Mid Hants Railway Wagon Group Update – 22nd May 2018

The Mid Hants Railway Wagon Group has given their latest update on the work they do to keep the wagons moving at the Mid Hants Railway (Watercress Line). The weather was great for a working...
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...
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...
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...
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