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.

Urie Blogs

ULS Blog March 2019

3rd Apr 2019

So it’s finally here; the year that will see 506 storming back ‘over the alps’ is at last upon us. We literally are just a few months ...

ULS Blog Oct’18

12th Oct 2018

Well what a glorious summer we’ve had this year. I hope you all enjoyed the fantastic weather and had some wonderful holidays – or maybe just took the ...

Another Urie Success!

4th Jul 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended the ULS open day last Saturday, it was great to see so many familiar faces and a good number of new ones as well; ...

Urie Loco Society Open Day

26th Jun 2018

Just wanted to post a quick reminder that the Urie loco Society will be holding our annual open day on Saturday June 30th. It’s the one day a ...

ULS Blog June 2018

12th Jun 2018

Firstly my apologies to those of you who do like to be kept abreast of progress on both 506 and 499. Every month I fully intend to provide an update and every ...

ULS Blog November 2017

14th Nov 2017

At last the ULS engineering team has begun working on 2 fronts. I mentioned in my last update that we had completed the front end rebuild of 30506 but since then we ...

Urie Loco Society June 2017

13th Jun 2017

Blogs have been thin on the ground during recent months I’m afraid, but the same cannot be said for the engineering output! The team have been working flat ...

Urie Loco Society Blog November’16

16th Nov 2016

In my last report I commented that we had fully riveted the centre casting of 30506 to the new frame sections. This was sort of true as the 2 remaining rows of ...

Urie Blog 20 October

20th Oct 2014

A quick pre-gala update on what’s been going on in the ULS since my last general post back in April. 499 Work on 499 has primarily been focused toward the rear ...

The Front Fell Off!!

28th Aug 2014

Urie Blog   Well, we’ve been threatening for some time now that this was going to happen, but last weekend it finally did... the front fell off 506! To ...

Urie Blog 30 April

30th Apr 2014

I cannot believe that it’s almost 6 months since I last reported on our activities in the ULS – that old adage that time passes faster as you get older certainly ...

Urie Blog June-July

22nd Aug 2013

Whilst the dry weather of late hasn't been particularly kind to the MHR (fire risk and consequent withdrawal of steam services), it's certainly been a big help to the ULS ...

Urie Blog Feb-May

15th Jun 2013

Those of you who have read my blogs over the past few years will be aware that I don’t routinely mention names. This time however, I’m going to ...

ULS – Platework Ordered

28th Feb 2013

499 Work since my last post has mainly focused on the cab roof. The platework and rolled angles have been sourced, shaped, cut and dry fitted. Once we were happy with ...