Watercress Line

Coronavirus / Covid-19 Update

Our priority during the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak, and the railway's closure, is on meeting our running costs. We need around £75,000 per month. Without this income, within a relatively short period we will exhaust our reserves which are so important us for our long term plans.

Although these are difficult times for all of us, we are asking you to consider providing financial support to the railway. With your support, ideally through a monthly standing order, the railway can be in a safe and good position to move forward rapidly when circumstances allow.

The amount is up to you as everyone’s circumstances are different, but please give as generously as you can. One-off donations would also be welcomed.

Thank you.

Visit our donation page to make a monthly gift or donate a single amount.

You can also text WATERCRESS to 70085 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message.

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No. 95 - Tar Wagon

Status Under overhaul


2 axle tank wagon, the first wagon to arrive on the preserved Mid Hants at Alresford in 1974.  


Built at
Hurst Neilson, Motherwell
Build year
Diagram number
South West Tar Distilleries circa 1960
Carrying tar from coal fired power stations


Brake type
Fitted with through vacuum pipe 2010
14 tons
Total length
Total weight
9 tons, 2cwt Tare