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Just In - Merchandise In Alresford Shop

25th Sep 2018

There are some new items just arrived in the Alresford shop. Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line 2019 calendar: £8.99 (including UK p&p) 'The Story of the Mid Hants Railway - Over the Alps' DVD: £12.95 + p&p 'Vintage Mid Hants ...

Meet our new General Manager

29th Aug 2018

We have appointed a new General Manager, Jason Houlders.  Jason joins the Watercress Line with more than 30 years’ of experience working in project management and customer service positions, and as a volunteer for Severn Valley Railway in the Midlands.  &...

Thomas and Friends steam along the Watercress Line

16th Aug 2018

Families from across Hampshire met the world’s favourite little blue tank engine and his friends, The Fat Controller and Rusty at the Watercress Line at a special event this week, from Saturday 4th to Sunday 12th August. This year’...

FREE tour on Mondays when you travel the line (August only)

8th Aug 2018

Come and explore behind the scenes at our engineering hub at Ropley. Find out what it takes to restore and maintain steam locomotives, and get up close to these magnificent engines for free! Terms and conditions:  *This offer entitles you to ...

The Juniper Express Rides Again

2nd Jul 2018

The popularity of the first Watercress Line Gin Train resulted in tickets being sold out within two minutes for its return to the railway last Friday (29.06.2018). And boy did it exceed all expectations. The Watercress Line, in partnership with Winchester Distillery and ...

Thomas and Friends steam back to the Watercress Line in August

28th Jun 2018

The world’s favourite little blue tank engine returns to the Watercress Line this summer. Thomas will once again be accompanied by the Fat Controller and Rusty, our Thomas-themed entertainer. This year Thomas’ visit has been made even better with ...

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 course, clean is a relative term!!) and available to meet our members ...

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

Travel our line and get 10% off in our gift shop

20th Jun 2018

Fares give you all day travel, so you can hop on and off to visit our four stations and historic towns. Watch the world go by at the peaceful country station of Medstead & Four Marks and enjoy a run around at ...

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 it's current black livery as D3358 in the Belle siding ...

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 & carriage fitter to join our small, but dedicated team, restoring steam locomotives ...

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 railway and enable it to thrive. We appreciate the contribution our ...

Care home’s train of thought helps power the Watercress Line

31st May 2018

Care home’s train of thought helps power the Watercress Line Train enthusiasts at a Hampshire care home are so thrilled with their nearby heritage railway they’ve raised nearly £1,000 to help preserve it for future generations. The appreciative ...