Watercress Line

Coronavirus / Covid-19 Update

Our priority during the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak, and the railway's closure, is on meeting our running costs. We need around £75,000 per month. Without this income, within a relatively short period we will exhaust our reserves which are so important us for our long term plans.

Although these are difficult times for all of us, we are asking you to consider providing financial support to the railway. With your support, ideally through a monthly standing order, the railway can be in a safe and good position to move forward rapidly when circumstances allow.

The amount is up to you as everyone’s circumstances are different, but please give as generously as you can. One-off donations would also be welcomed.

Thank you.

Visit our donation page to make a monthly gift or donate a single amount.

You can also text WATERCRESS to 70085 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message.

S&T Blogs

Medstead - Here We Come!

14th May 2015

2014 was a hectic year for Signal Engineering with the Phase 2 commissioning of Ropley Signal Box in July, closely followed by the Network Rail “fringe” interface in November. In ...

Diesel Convoy Arrives at Alton

5th Sep 2014

At 17.30 on Thursday 4th September, a West Coast Rail Class 57 arrived in platform two at Alton with a convoy of three diesel’s for the MHR Gala the following ...

The Donut Gang Rides Out!

25th Jul 2014

Signal Engineering Report 25 July The Signal Engineering team that work on Mondays are affectionately known as the "Donut Gang". Why? Our little treat for the mid- morning cuppa is a ...

Nearly There… Again!

23rd Jul 2014

Signal Engineering Report 23 July We all know the old adage... you wait a long time for a bus, then two come along together. This has also happened to the MHR ...

Ropley Phase 2 Signalling Commissioned

5th Jul 2014

Signal Engineering Report - 5 July Further to my news item a couple of weeks ago, I can now confirm that Phase 2 of the Ropley signalling scheme was successfully commissioned on ...

Nearly There!

14th Jun 2014

Signal Engineering Report - 14 June After several years of hard work at Ropley following the move into the old Netley signal box, commissioning of the final stage of the Ropley ...

Ladybirds on the Line

7th Jan 2014

S & T Report - Monday 6 January 2014 A depleted S & T "Monday Gang" dragged themselves out of bed today on yet another wet and windy winters morning looking for ...

Branching Out

15th Oct 2013

Signal Engineering Report 14th October Last week, the Signal Engineering "Thursday Team" switched their working day to Friday to assist ‘the guvnor’ with the installation of the new ...

Beyond The Fringe

17th Sep 2013

17 September - Signal Engineering Report. Over the August Bank Holiday weekend and the week following, the Network Rail signal boxes at Farnham, Aldershot and Ash Vale were closed with control ...

Tropical Signal Engineering

1st Jul 2013

Monday 1 July 2013 – Signal Engineering Report Why is it that most outside jobs coincide with the coldest days of the year (see previous update entitled Extreme Signal Engineering) whilst those ...

Block Shelf and the Sergeant Major

20th May 2013

Monday 20 May - Signal Engineering Update Two weeks ago saw a major project underway in Ropley Box... the replacement of the Block Shelf with a new, deeper version to be ...

Non Electrical Wiring

7th May 2013

Tuesday 7 May - Signal Engineering Department Report Following many months of installing, terminating and testing new wiring for the Phase 2 work at Ropley, last Thursday saw the installation of new ...

Alton - Watch This Space!

18th Apr 2013

Thursday 18 April - Signal Engineering Department Report Work still continues at Ropley as part of the phase 2 work and all new multicore cables that run between lineside location cases have ...

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