Watercress Line

Due to the COVID-19 emergency the Watercress Line Mid Hants Railway is temporarily closed to the public. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors is our most important consideration. You will know that the Watercress Line relies on ticket revenue to cover its operational costs, which currently work out more than £75,000 a month. Without money coming in from running services, the railway is eating into its financial reserves to survive. If you can help, please click on the Virgin Money Giving link below which allows you to donate a single amount or pay monthly if you're able to. You can also text WATERCRESS to 70085 to donate £10, texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message. Thank you for continuing to support us during this unprecedented situation. We hope to be able to welcome you back to the Watercress Line soon.


Alton Station Blog Update

21st Nov 2019 in Buildings

2019 has been a very different year for our railway and in particular for Alton Station, which for the majority of it has been completely disconnected from the rest of the ...

Alton Station Update

16th Oct 2019 in Buildings

The weather is now rather against us when it comes to outdoor painting but there's plenty of other jobs that we can be getting on with. One of these ...


3rd Oct 2019 in Wagon Group

At Medstead finalising works continue on BY S 653 on the vac and steam heating piping; painting internally; electrics; conduit for the lighting; and the lettering and numbering has been procured. ...

Blitz at Alton

18th Sep 2019 in Buildings

There were a few outstanding jobs that we had at Alton to finish off, and due to the current lack of through trains it was decided to get a team ...

Alton Station Updated

11th Sep 2019 in Buildings

With the line between Alton and Medstead & Fourmarks Stations remaining closed, work at Alton Station has continued to focus upon much needed maintenance ahead of us again welcoming our ...

What larks!

28th Aug 2019 in Buildings

21  August On one of our last visits to the balloon water tank at Alton the water level indicator was installed and the tank capacity sign fixed near the access ...


1st Aug 2019 in Wagon Group

Another monthly roundup this time... At Medstead works on BY S 6563 continue. Ian Johnson is installing the piping for the vac baking system and the steam heating in the guards ...

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