Watercress Line

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Urie Loco Society Open Day 30th June 2018

26th Jun 2018

The Urie loco Society will be holding their annual open day on Saturday June 30th. It’s the one day a year when the engineering team stay clean (of ...

More RAT tickets available!

23rd Jun 2018

We have more tickets available for our Real Ale Train - don't miss out and book soon!  please click here for dates

Paint an 08 campaign update

20th Jun 2018

We successfully launched an appeal to raise funds towards the costs of re-painting diesel electric shunting locomotive 08 288 during the Diesel Gala on 1st - 3rd June 2018. It was displayed in ...

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 ...

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