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Autumn Steam Spectacular - Tickets

Advanced bookings for the Autumn Steam Spectacular have now closed. There are still plenty of tickets to purchase on the day from our Booking Offices at either Ropley, Alresford or Alton.  Please note that the Booking Office at Alton is on ...Read more

Contact Requested from Recent Correspondent

We would be grateful if the authors of the anonymous letter addressed to the General Manager could contact the  Managing Director; as a Company we take the content of the letter seriously but there is nothing within your letter which gives u...Read more

Steam Gala Line-up Now on Site

Join us for our upcoming Steam Gala... Read more

West Country Buffet - Opening Hours - Week Beginning 20th October

Please note revised opening times for the West Country Buffet on the platform at Alresford Station. Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st October     -     Closed Wednesday 22nd October  &n...Read more

Exciting Opportunity to Drive & Fire Nunney Castle ...

We have been advised by the owners of 5029 Nunney Castle, that we could use her for a special all day Driving & Firing Experience. The likely dates for this would be either Friday 14th or Friday 21st November and the cost will be £600.00...Read more

Time Traveller Returns to Alresford Station

Stolen clock is returned... Read more

Home Educator's Days

Wed 5 or Thu 6 November - Booking essential... Read more

Volunteer Booking Clerk Vacancies

The Station Master at Ropley is seeking to increase the number of Booking Clerks on his team to enable the Booking Office to be opened on more days in 2015. Increasing traffic through Ropley means that we would like to have this valuable facility o...Read more

Join us for our annual Sponsored Walk

See the line from a different perspective... Read more

SANTA BOOKINGS AVAILABLE NOW!

Popular dates sell out fast, so book early to avoid disappointment. ... Read more

ADVANCE BOOKINGS OPEN FOR AUTUMN STEAM SPECTACULAR

Avoid the queues and book in advance for the Autumn Steam Spectacular. CLICK HERE for more details and to book your tickets. Read more

MHR awarded first-round pass by HLF

Mid Hants Railway "The Watercress Line” is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a first-round pass by the Heritage Lottery Fund for its project "Canadian Pacific - engineering a future from the past.” The project will restore the railway...Read more

Autumn Steam Spectacular Latest Announcement!

We are delighted to announce that GWR 'Auto Tank' 1450 together with autocoach W231 will be joining our impressive Autumn Steam Gala lineup, courtesy of the Severn Valley Railway! As part of our GWR themed gala she will be joining Manor Clas...Read more

Watercress Line Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for consistently receiving such fantastic reviews from our visitors!  "The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to e...Read more

Watercress Line Open Midweek

Mid week services return this week... Read more

Toot Toot said Thomas. Thank you to everybody who came to see me at the Watercress Line and I will be back in August.

Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends here at the Watercress Line! Come and experience a ride on a real steam train, shake hands with the Fat Controller and take part in Thomas themed activities in the Imagination Station. Don't panic T...Read more

Spring Steam Gala Feedback

We had a thoroughly enjoyable and successful weekend for our Great Spring Steam Gala. Thank you to everyone who came to the railway to join us for such a fantastic event and thank you to all support crews, volunteers and staff who worked so hard to...Read more

Watercress Line Gets Iconic Painting

During a visit to Ropley works in January to view progress on the cosmetic restoration of  steam locomotive No 34051 Winston Churchill,  the Mid Hants Railway was presented with a print of the new painting The ACE at Battledown which feat...Read more

Sponsored Walk Update

The outstanding pledges from our Sponsored Walk in November are now in and we are delighted to announce that we have raised around £7,000 mark.(final Gift Aid contributions are yet to be confirmed)   Considering the atrocious weather th...Read more

DJ Models Available From The Watercress Line!

We are delighted to announce that we have become the first stockist in Hampshire for the new model railway manufacturer DJ models.  DJ Models has been set up by Dave Jones, formerly of Dapol, and will cater for 2mm (N), 4mm (OO) and 7mm (O) sc...Read more

Watercress Line on Social Media

No account necessary to see our page... Read more

Sponsored Walk Update

It`s very pleasing to be able to report that we have again this year, despite the inclement weather, had a very successful Sponsored Walk. This is a great credit to all of you who took part, and indicative of your support and interest in the railw...Read more

MHRPS Grand Draw 2013 WINNERS

Draw took place on 3rd November 2013... Read more

Halloween Photo Gallery

Follow the link to see Wizards and Witches on the Kings Cross Bridge... Read more

Vacancy for Kitchen / Front of House Assistant

Join the busy West Country Buffet... Read more

Dusty Steam Engines and Shiny Sports Cars

The Standard 5 Returns... Read more

‘Harry Potter’ Footbridge Opens at the Watercress Line!

The iconic footbridge from Kings Cross station has rematerialized here at the Watercress Line and was officially opened on Tuesday 11th June. Dismantled and removed from Kings Cross as part of major refurbishment in 2008, the Grade 1 listed structu...Read more

School’s Out at the Watercress Line!

Steam locomotive Schools Class No. 925 ‘Cheltenham’ has been fully overhauled and returned to steam over 30 years after it was last in service. Owned by the National Railway Museum in York, the locomotive has been stripped down and rebuilt by a hig...Read more

Ropley to Medstead: 30 years on

This bank holiday weekend sees the 30th anniversary of the re-opening of the Watercress Line from Ropley to Medstead & Four Marks on 28th May 1983. Click here for a photographic reminder of what was involved.     &n...Read more

Austin Healeys at Alresford

The sunny weather brought a group of Austin Healeys to Alresford Train Station... Read more

Eastleigh And The Railways - Your Stories!

If you have a tale to tell about Eastleigh and the railways, the Eastleigh Museum would like to hear it! You might have memories of the works, or recollections of your relatives going back in time. It might be about the homes, family life, social l...Read more