A Magical
Day Out

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Check out our YouTube channel with lots of films explaining different things around our railway, who we are and what we do.

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Keep up to date with all our latest news, blog articles and updates from around the Watercress Line.

Our special days

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Steam Illuminations

November 2021 to January 2022

Steam Illuminations is a unique Christmas, pixel mappable digital LED train! It’s an incredible light show on and in a steam train, consisting of thousands of fully controllable colour mixing LED lights and LED wristbands.

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Keep up to date with all our latest news, blog articles and updates from around the Watercress Line. 

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Check out our YouTube channel with lots of films explaining different things around our railway, who we are and what we do.

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We have a wide range of steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, coaches, wagons and cranes.

VIEW OUR TRAINS

Whilst we derive income from c.125,000 visitors each year, this is typically only sufficient to cover operating costs. To sustain this heritage railway in the future, we need to raise funds – your donations will be much appreciated.

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In years gone by, the Watercress Line took people on holiday, carried people to war, transported evacuees and moved all the essential goods of the area.

Today at the railway you can enjoy the perfect day out for all the family, with plenty of activities included in the ticket price: play in our brand-new playground and experience the thrill of a trip on a steam train through the spectacular Hampshire countryside.

A visit to the Watercress Line is a trip back in time

Discover how we restore our locomotives and carriages and see restoration in action plus much more.

A visit to the Watercress Line is a trip back in time

Discover how we restore our locomotives and carriages and see restoration in action plus much more.

Around the Watercress Line

Enjoy the perfect day out for all the family, with plenty of activities included in the ticket price: play in the playground and relax in the picnic areas.

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