Watercress Line

The line from Alton to Winchester was closed by British Rail in 1973 but the section from Alton to Alresford was acquired by the Mid-Hants Railway and re-opened in 1977 as The Watercress Line

Early Days

The period in the 1970s before the line was open to the public and restoration work was being done.

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The line from Alresford to Ropley was opened by Mid-Hants Railway on 30 April 1977

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2008 Thomas the Tank Engine stuck

In 2008 Thomas the Tank Engine became stuck turning from West Street into Station Road.

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Watercress Line,1980s
Watercress Line,1980s
Watercress Line - 1980s
Watercress Line - 1980s