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,...
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...
35005 Canadian Pacific

An update on steam locomotive 35005 Canadian Pacific

The Mid Hants Railway has released an update on the overhaul work being carried out on steam locomotive 35005 Canadian Pacific. The team of volunteers at Eastleigh Works have been progressing with the work to...
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Steam locomotive No.80078 to visit The Watercress Line

The Mid Hants Railway has announced that Standard 4MT steam locomotive No.80078 will be joining the line up at their Autumn Steam Gala. 80078 joins GWR Prairie No.5199 (announced yesterday) and GWR 'Manor' No.7822 'Foxcote...
Alton station on the Watercress Line

Watercress Line included in Lonely Planets list

The Watercress Line has announced that it has been included in Lonely Planet’s list of UK top experiences in a new ranked list of the 500 most compelling experiences to be had across Great...
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...
Thomas the tank engine baby

Baby born at steam railway’s Thomas the Tank Engine event

A family who was visiting the Mid Hants Railway for their Thomas the Tank Engine event had a trip of a lifetime after their third child entered the world! The Hampshire Chronicle reported that Malali and...
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...
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 -...
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...
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