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.

The Donut Gang Rides Out!

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 scrumptious jam donut from the bakery in Four Marks. After many weeks of toiling away at Ropley getting ready for the Phase 2 signalling scheme, we have now had to uproot and traverse seven odd miles up the line to the northern outpost of the territory at Alton. Our new encampment is just outside Alton Relay Room where once again, we are beavering away in connection with the Alton "fringe" signalling scheme that is scheduled to conclude on 11th August.

The attached photo was shot by the paparazzi early one Monday morning when we were making our getaway down the hill between Medstead and Alton.

Rod Wicks
Signal Engineering Dept.

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