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Please vote for us in the Little Ankle Biters Awards

4th Feb 2021

We are one of the top 5 businesses to be nominated for Best Family Attraction in the Little Ankle Biters Awards! Please vote for us to win by clicking here.  It takes just 30 seconds! Thank you for your support.

MID-HANTS News Magazine - Latest Edition, Issue No. 176

3rd Feb 2021

Available FREE for a limited time only, an on-line copy of the Mid-Hants News, the magazine of the Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society. Click here. For more on how you can join the Society and have this magazine sent to you ...

Please nominate us for the Little Ankle Biters Awards!

27th Jan 2021

Please nominate us! We've entered the Little Ankle Biters Awards for Best Family Attraction. Little Ankle Biters are supporting and celebrating local businesses, and you can support us by simply clicking on this link - it only takes 60 seconds! Nominations close ...

World-first Steam Illuminations puts Watercress Line back on track

20th Jan 2021

The world’s first digital LED train delighted over 15,000 visitors with festive fun at one of Hampshire's premier visitor attractions, the Watercress Line, as well as countless others who saw the magical train travelling through the Hampshire countryside. The brightly-illuminated ...

MHRPS Grand Draw Winners

13th Nov 2020

Below is the list of prize winners for the MHRPS 2020 Grand Draw, drawn on 31st October 2020. Some of our winners have asked to donate some or all of their winnings to help support us during a challenging year, a huge thank you ...

Watercress Line announces festive fun with Father Christmas

16th Oct 2020

The Watercress Line is adding to its festive events with the announcement of Father Christmas visiting the heritage line on selected dates in November and December.   Visitors will meet Father Christmas in his grotto at Ropley Station and enjoy a host ...

Watercress Line announces new Steam Illuminations event

29th Sep 2020

The Watercress Line is delighted to announce an exciting, new event this winter: Steam Illuminations. Steam Illuminations is a unique, world-first digital LED train which creates an incredible light show both on and in the steam train, consisting of thousands of fully ...

Happy Couple Engaged On The Watercress Line

15th Sep 2020

On Sunday, 6th September, a family group were enjoying a trip on the re-opened Watercress Line from Alton station, organised by their father John Eddleston who volunteers on the railway. Just a normal day out you might think, but on the journey ...

The National Lottery Heritage Fund Support

7th Sep 2020

The Watercress Line is absolutely delighted to announce that it has been awarded a grant of £250,000 by The National Lottery Heritage Fund from their Heritage Emergency Fund, which aimed to help heritage organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19.   The ...

Watercress Line welcomes 7F 53808 to the railway!

26th Jul 2020

The Watercress Line is delighted to welcome 7F 53808 owned by the Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust on long term hire.  53808 is one of two surviving locomotives of a special class of engine built to cope with the steep gradients of the ...

Writing Competition

30th Jun 2020

Words on the Line Writing Competition. Sadly we have not been able to welcome all our lovely school visitors this term so instead we are running a special competition this month for all schools. Write about the railway and you could win ...

Raffle Tickets for 2020 Prize Draw

23rd Jun 2020

Grand Draw A team of volunteers regularly travel on our passenger services to sell raffle tickets for the annual Grand Draw.  These cost £1 for a book of four tickets and there are prizes of £1000, £350, £250, £100 and &...