War on the Line

Experience life on a WWII railway

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Photo: Nicola Portsmouth

10th and 11th June 2017

Transport yourself back in time to the 1940s, against the backdrop of a Second World War railway, to experience the 'Blitz Spirit'.

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Enjoy unlimited train travel and mingle with civilian and military re-enactors, hop off at each station to explore period displays, music, dancing, vintage vehicles and stalls selling retro wares.

Each station provides you with a different experience of life in wartime Britain. Help run the recreated RAF Plotting Room, dance alongside GIs, learn about the ‘Home Front’ and wartime railway manufacturing or have your hair styled for the 40s. There is something different at every station.

War on the Line is as much about reliving this period as enjoying the rush of the steam engine. 

Whether the day out means the chance to dress up in your own period costume, or just to come along to soak up the atmosphere, War on the Line is a unique way to enjoy a day on the railway. 

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Click here to see images from previous War on the Line events.


Adult  £18
Child (aged 2-16 yrs)  £10
Child under 2 yrs FREE
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £46

Advance tickets includes booking fees and fares cost the same on the day. 

Please note: Entry to this special event 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. 

FREE parking in the field at Ropley SO24 0BL                                                                                                                       

All events and displays subject to availability and weather conditions.

Re-enactors interested in contributing to the event; please click here for updates.

We actively encourage stalls at the event, any traders wishing to join us in June please contact the event organiser. 

Please note that no AXIS troops are permitted.  

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.
War on the Line 2016 images: Nicola Portsmouth

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