Watercress Line

Pre-Spring Gala Locomotive Lineup

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 to their efforts, repairs have been completed on both Black 5s (45379 and 45231) and both will be running at the gala.  

Full lineup:

45379 LMS Black 5

45231 LMS Black 5 'The Sherwood Forester'

925 SR Schools Class ‘Cheltenham’

15xx Class 1501

41312 LMS Ivatt Class 2MT

76017 BR Standard Class 4MT

Rides with 03197 in the Queen Mary Brake Van at Alton


There is plenty of parking available at Alton station for just £2 this weekend, with parking also available at Alresford station in the pay and display car park and limited parking at Ropley station and Bighton Hill.