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.

Saturday 29th Sept 2018

Saturday 29th Sept 2018

A report by Corina Silk with photographs courtesy of Adam Kitchen and Adrian Crees.

A very cold, crisp but dry day greeted the gang. After the usual tea, biscuits and catch ups they divided up for work.

Pete and Keith H walked up the line towards Alton, while Adrian C and Brian Hi went down the line to Alresford on the track inspections.

Eddie, Adam, Martin W, Chris, and Brian Ha went down to Ropley to dig out more of the ash deposits covering the nuts, bolts and rail clamps in the pit road, ready for refurbishment or replacement.

Corina and John M stayed up the Medstead and Four Marks yard to continue with the Wickham Trolley restoration. Corina started to apply the first coat of black Hammerite to the main chassis, whilst John aligned and attached the refurbished prop-shaft . Adrian joined them later to further progress the cleaning of the chassis.

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