Open Weekend

FREE entry for MHRPS members and shareholders

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14th and 15th Sept 2019

FREE entry and extra activities on this weekend for MHRPS members and shareholders of the Mid Hants Railway Ltd and Wadebridge shareholders. 


  • View our current restoration projects at Ropley. Explore the yard, Engineering Shed Viewing Gallery and the Carriage Shop Viewing Gallery.
  • The Standard 4 group, Eastleigh Railway Preservation Society, 80150 and the Urie Locomotive Society will be at Ropley showcasing their work, so come along and find out about what they have been up to. 
  • Want to see the restorations up close and hear about what we have been doing? Join us on a guided tour through our workshops at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.20pm. Tours start at the 'Tour board' on Platform 2, Ropley.
  • The Freight train will be operating.

Special event timetable will be uploaded nearer to the weekend.


Join the MHRPS and enjoy this FREE day out as one of the many benefits of membership


Parking is available at Alton or Alresford stations and Bighton Hill car park:

Alresford, Station Road SO24 9JG: 30p per hour, £1.50 for over 4 hours (free Sundays and public holidays). Coin only. This car park is operated by Winchester City Council. Disabled parking available. 

Alton, Station Road GU34 2PZ: £7.50 weekdays and £2 weekends/bank holidays (pay with card or over the phone). This car park is operated by South West Trains. Disabled parking available. 

Bighton Hill car park SO24 9SQ.

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.