Spring Steam Gala

The Spring Steam Gala opens our 2015 season!

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The FULL Gala Timetable with loco allocations is now available. 

LNER A4 Pacific No. 4464 'Bittern' and Britannia Class No.70000 ‘Britannia’ will be at the Watercress Line for our Spring Gala! Earlier this year, 'Britannia' was reunited with her driving wheels.


The Gala will be an exciting event that will not only see ‘Britannia’ return to steam after her time spent at Ropley but it will also see the welcome return of ‘Bittern’ back to MHR rails.

Alongside these two great engines will be our popular home fleet: Schools Class No. 925 ‘Cheltenham’, Lord Nelson Class No. 850 ‘Lord Nelson’, West Country Class No. 34007 'Wadebridge', and Stanier Black 5 No.45379. 

It is with great regret that BR Standard Class 9F No. 92212 will not be running during the gala. Unfortunately, several super heating elements blew before Christmas and despite our best efforts, not all of the parts have been replaced in time.

Our Spring Steam Gala always aims for the spectacular, with a dazzling display of steam powered magic! Over 3 days we run an intensive timetable - giving you the opportunity to ride behind as many of the engines as possible, as well as giving great photo opportunities.

Throughout the weekend there will be opportunity to see the demonstration freight train and behind the scenes with our shed tours and viewing galleries. Don't forget our gift shop at Alresford station carries a wide range of modelling items from Bachmann, Hornby and Dapol!


Adult £25
Adult 3 day pass £50
Child (aged 2-16 yrs) £13
Child under 2 FREE
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children – 1 child effectively free) £63

Advance tickets include all booking fees and tickets cost the same on the day.

Entry is by travel ticket only. Once tickets are purchased they cannot be changed or cancelled for any reason. Site/platform tickets, intermediate fares and discount vouchers, including Tesco Clubcard vouchers, are NOT VALID for this event.
We are unable to offer footplate rides during this event.

FREE parking at Ropley in the field.

Drones must not be operated on or within 50m of Mid Hants Railway property.

The Company does not guarantee that the trains will arrive or depart at the times stated and reserves the right to cancel, alter or suspend any train without notice, or to substitute a different train should this be necessary for whatever reason.

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