Watercress Line

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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 ...

Buffet Staff Needed - Variety of hours

19th Mar 2018

Seasonal Staff We are seeking seasonal staff to work in our West Country Buffet in Alresford. Various hours are available, including weekends, up to full time.  Hours are 9am-5...

Alton Volunteer Accommodation

19th Mar 2018

The Trustees of the railway have decided to free up some siding space at Alton station. It has been decided that one of the accommodation coaches will be scrapped to ...

Carriage Care Apprentice Vacancy

23rd Feb 2018

We are currently recruiting an Apprentice for our Carriage Care Team at Alresford. Applicants should have good grades in GCSE Maths, English and a science/technical subject and ideally have ...

Pre-Spring Gala Locomotive Lineup

6th Feb 2018

After both Black 5s having faults over the Christmas period our team at Ropley have worked incredibly hard to ensure repairs have been made ready for the gala.  Thanks ...

Step back in time with the Watercress Line

13th Dec 2017

This December, step back in time and experience Christmas like they did in the 40s on a World War 2 railway at the Watercress Line’s annual ‘Christmas Leave&...

Walk the Line 2017

11th Dec 2017

Our Walk the Line sponsored event on November 11th this year was an outstanding success. Some 405 walkers participated, up by a third on last year. The format was similar to ...

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