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 6th October 2018 - P-Way

Saturday 6th October 2018

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

A cold and misty day greeted the gang. After the tea to warm and wake everyone up they divided for work.

Keith H and Pete walked up the line to Alton, while Eddie and Chris went down the line to Alresford on the line inspections.

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

Corina and Adrian C took the company transport , delivering 17 used wooden sleepers to The Old Kiln Light Railway Society at the Rural Life Centre in Tilford. These were warmly received in exchange for some Wickham Target Trolley Wheels that one of their founding members, Mike Haytor, had donated a few weeks before, to enable the p-way gang to make a new trailer for the Wickham Trolleys. The Old Kin Railway operates on a two foot narrow gauge track, and they will be able to cut the sleepers down for use in their running line.

By lunchtime the very heavy rain had arrived so work was stopped for the day.

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