Watercress Line

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Job Vacancy: Locomotive and Carriage Fitter

13th Jun 2018

As one of the Country’s leading Heritage Railways and Hampshire’s top tourist attractions, the Mid Hants Railway is offering an exciting opportunity for a loco & ...

National Volunteers’ Week 1st - 7th June

4th Jun 2018

Here at the Watercress Line we Trustees pay tribute to our amazing volunteers, all of whom give generously of their time, knowledge and expertise to support the ...

Step back in time at War on the Line

24th May 2018

On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June, 40s aficionados and families alike can fully immerse themselves into life on the Home Front with a twist, with an American theme! There will be ...

Apprentice Engineer Vacancy

14th May 2018

We are currently recruiting an Apprentice to work in our Boilershop at Ropley. Applicants should have good grades in GCSE Maths, English and a science/technical subject and ideally have ...

The Watercress Line seeks volunteers

9th May 2018

There are lots of opportunities to join the very valued and friendly team of 450 volunteers at Hampshire’s much-loved Watercress Line steam railway, including its Heritage Lottery-funded locomotive restoration ...

Steam Hauled Real Ale Train 25th May

4th May 2018

We still have places available on the Real Ale Train on Friday 25th May which is now steam hauled. Enjoy a laid back and good humoured atmosphere on board a ...

The public name our Gin Train

3rd May 2018

Tonic the Tank EnGINe? The Gin Reaper? Ginny McGin Face? We gave the opportunity to our Facebook and Twitter followers to create the name for the headboard of the Gin ...

Announcement: New Patron

30th Apr 2018

The MHRPS is delighted to announce that the Right Honourable The Lord Montagu of Beaulieu has agreed to become a Patron of the Watercress Line. Lord Montagu visited us last ...

Standard 4 Tank engine no. 80150 appeal

30th Apr 2018

A big THANK YOU for your donations - we have achieved our appeal target of £4,000 for a new cab roof in just 10 weeks. We will now proceed ...

Local public name the gin train

27th Apr 2018

The local public recently took to social media to name Hampshire’s first gin train, coming to the Watercress Line on Saturday 5th May. The Watercress Line recently gave ...

Theft at Ropley Works

18th Apr 2018

It has been reported that last night (17th April) we have had loco boiler fittings stolen from Ropley Works. If anyone has any information leading to their recovery it will ...

King Alfred Buses return to Winchester 7th May

20th Mar 2018

The Winchester-based Friends of King Alfred Buses (FoKAB) has confirmed details of its Original King Alfred Running Day in and around the City on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018. Around ...

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