Watercress Line

Urie Locomotive Society Open Day


We have replaced the front frame sections on 2 steam locomotives and fully rebuilt the front end of one of them.  Come along, meet the team who have achieved this incredible feat and find out why the restoration of 499 will be a truly unique project.
Join us on Saturday 17 June 2017 at Ropley MPD, Mid-Hants Railway from 11:00am until 4:00pm

  • Full access to both 499 and 506
  • See short film footage of 506 in her MHR running days
  • Talk to the specialists - boilershop foreman and specialist fabricator
  • Browse the progress photos on display
  • Look around the boilershop
  • Visit the sales stand
  • Free admission - parking in 'top' car park off Bighton Hill (SO24 9SQ)
  • Refreshments available

Photo gallery