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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, ...

JOB OPPORTUNITY - West Country Buffet Customer Assistant

18th Mar 2019

West Country Buffet Customer Assistant PART TIME FLEXIBLE - hours to suit. Includes weekends. Must be 16+ years old only. Start Monday 1st April Come and join a great team working in our revamped buffet, in a unique location! For job information and ...

Events and Visitor Experience Manager - JOB OPPORTUNITY

6th Mar 2019

The Mid Hants Railway is a ten mile stretch of preserved steam railway, affectionately known as the ‘Watercress Line’. The Railway is a voluntary organisation, supported by a core team of paid staff, which aims to preserve, maintain, and operate ...

The Watercress Line announces first locos for 2019 Spring Steam Gala

7th Feb 2019

The Watercress Line has announced the first heritage locomotives to appear at its upcoming Spring Steam Gala on 8-10 March 2019, the ex-London Transport Pannier Tank L92 and the No. 300 Frank S. Ross in Longmoor Military Railway Lined Blue. The ex-London Transport Pannier ...

NEW! FREE standard travel for children aged 4 and under

8th Jan 2019

Children aged four and under will be able to travel for FREE on the Watercress Line’s standard service. The change in ticket price is part of the Watercress Line’s aim to encourage enthusiasm and love for heritage railway ...

Long Barn and the Watercress Line ‘Santa Special’ charity bauble

21st Nov 2018

 All aboard the Santa Express! We are getting into the spirit of the season with the arrival of this year’s eagerly anticipated limited edition Alresford bauble. Since 2014, Long Barn has commissioned local artist Jen Boardman to capture familiar festive ...

GRAND DRAW 2018 WINNERS

15th Nov 2018

In aid of the BR Standard 4 Restoration fund The draw took place at Alresford on Sunday 28th October 2018.   The winning tickets were: £1,000 Niamh Redshaw, Twickenham Ticket No. 40543 £ 500 Angela Vale, Upminster, Essex Ticket No. 46937 £ 200 Mr. R. Tomlin, Gravesend, Kent ...

Festive fun at The Watercress Line this December

14th Nov 2018

Our highly anticipated ‘Santa Special’ steam locomotive will chuff into town again next month, giving families the chance to travel across the heart of the English countryside in a festive train carriage with Santa and his jolly helpers. On various ...

Walkers raise funds to preserve Hampshire’s heritage railway

13th Nov 2018

More than 950 walkers, including children and dogs, from across Hampshire dusted off their walking boots recently to raise over £14,750 to preserve an important part of the Watercress Line at the heritage railway’s annual sponsored Walk The Line. Families took ...

Walk the Line 2018

1st Nov 2018

One of our major annual fundraising events, Walk the Line, will be taking place on Saturday 10th November. Last year we raised £10,000 towards the Canadian Pacific project. This year we are hoping to raise a similar amount and will be ...

Sponsored walk returns this November

2nd Oct 2018

We invite families to dust off their walking boots to raise funds to preserve an important part of our heritage railway, when our annual sponsored Walk The Line returns on 10th November 2018. There are three lengths of walk for families to choose ...