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Watercress Line restoration project completes Viewing Galleries refurbishment

17th Sep 2019

16 September 2019 The Watercress Line is inviting visitors to experience its Main Viewing Gallery and Carriage Viewing Gallery following its refurbishment at Ropley station, Hampshire.   The Canadian Pacific project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, offers visitors a host of ...

Why do you volunteer?

3rd Sep 2019

Here in marketing we're currently making a short advert about, you guessed it, volunteers! We want to know why YOU take the time out of your busy schedules to help the railway thrive and bring joy to the thousands of people ...

A poem called ‘Steam Leviathans’

15th Aug 2019

Below is a poem written by a young volunteer called Savannah from a Heritage Lottery Funded project called Memories Brought Home. Please see below her beautiful poem about the Watercress Line:  Steam Leviathans Hiss, hiss, hiss—! Ripping through the foliage ...

FAO - Members and Shareholders: AGM

16th Jul 2019

Dear Members and Shareholders Please note that we will have to delay this years AGM from 14th September to a date later in the year to be confirmed. As yet, we have been unable to finalise the accounts for Mid Hants Railway ...

Online Donations - we are swapping from MyDonate to Virginmoneygiving.com

3rd Jul 2019

In February 2018, MHRPS introduced a new scheme for collecting online charity donations called MyDonate, operated by BT. This has proven to be very successful for MHRPS – in round numbers, during the last 17 months we have received 400 donations from 190 different people, amounting ...

Exciting new developments for visitors at the Watercress Line

14th Jun 2019

The Watercress Line’s National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Canadian Pacific restoration project has spent £46,000 to improve the visitor experience at its Ropley station. The improvements include new interpretation panels, to be installed in the viewing galleries and outside around ...

Your nominations really counted

11th Jun 2019

MHRPS has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public. MHRPS was nominated to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this ...

506 returns after 18 years! There wasn’t a dry eye in sight…

22nd May 2019

LAUNCH DATE: Sunday 2nd June (subject to change if anything untoward is discovered).   Click here to book tickets 18 years ago in 2001 the last fire was dropped from 30506. There followed a couple of years of negotiations for new contracts with the ...

Your nomination really counts

1st May 2019

We are always pleased to receive your donations towards the preservation of the Mid Hants Railway, but here's an opportunity for you to contribute without needing to make a financial donation... We’d be really grateful if you could nominate ...

Watercress Line to undergo WW2 makeover

25th Apr 2019

The Watercress Line will transform itself into a bustling Second World War railway on 15th-16th June for its War on the Line event, which this year will also mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.  The event promises to ...

Watercress Line couples up with Alresford Music Festival

3rd Apr 2019

To celebrate the return of the Alresford Music Festival on 8th June, the Watercress Line has teamed up with organisers to offer its passengers the chance to make the most of the festival weekend, while saving almost 30% off standard ticket prices, when ...

Let off some steam with Thomas this Easter

20th Mar 2019

Families from across Hampshire will have the chance to meet the world’s favourite little blue tank engine this Easter, when Day Out With Thomas returns to the Watercress Line for 10 days from 13th - 22nd April 2019. New this year, ...