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Since its inception in 1973 the Mid Hants Railway has been at the forefront of heritage restoration and maintenance. Within these pages you will find a wealth of information about its historical work and current projects; its operation, volunteers and supporters.


About the MHRPS

SOCIETY AIMS  The aims of the Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society (the Society) are to preserve, operate and exhibit for public benefit, educational and instructional purposes and to stimulate and encourage interest in, ...Read more

Preservation News

Regular updates and news from around the railway... Read more

Signal Engineering

SIGNAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT The Signal Engineering Department on the Watercress Line comprises approximately 20 volunteers, some working at weekends, others on several midweek days each week. The Signal Engineering Manager is also a vo...Read more

Loco Roster

The latest information on which locomotives will be operating.... Read more


Information on each steam loco... Read more


Information on each diesel locomotive... Read more

Rolling Stock

The Mid-Hants Railway operates a wide variety of Rolling Stock, ranging from former boat train carriages to coal wagons. Coaching Stock Passenger The majority of our carriage stock consists of British Railways Mk 1, but there ar...Read more


Information on each wagon... Read more


Information on each steam crane... Read more

Join us as a volunteer

YOUR RAILWAY NEEDS YOU! Volunteers are the backbone of the Mid Hants Railway, without them there would be no trains running, no coaches to sit in, no stations to wait at and no track to run on.  With the ...Read more

Regional Groups

The Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society has eight Regional Groups that hold regular social gatherings each month in the South of England at the locations below. Speakers are invited each month to give talks, slideshows, films or videos on a wide...Read more

Support Us

The Mid Hants Railway is a not-for-profit organisation, meaning that all profit generated from your visit is re-invested in the railway. It relies upon your generosity and support; whether its through paying to visit us or through personal donation...Read more

Annual Membership

HELP SUPPORT OUR RAILWAY HERITAGE AND RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS: 50% discount on all Mid Hants Railway fares! (except Day Out With Thomas...Read more