The Watercress Line runs from Alton to Alresford in Hampshire, a 10 mile stretch. It is a great chance to ride on a beautifully restored steam engine.
Originally the line was opened by the Mid Hants Railway in 1865. It was then taken over by the London & South Western Railway. It acquired the nickname "Watercress Line"as it was used to transport watercress from the local beds around Alresford to London. The line was closed, as part of the Beeching Plan, in 1973.
Due to the dedication of volunteers the railway was restored from Alresford to Ropley and reopened in 1977. In 1983 the line was extended to Medstead and Four Marks station, the highest railway station in Southern England. It then opened the line to Alton in 1985. The railway is staffed by a team of dedicated and skillled staff and 450 volunteers.
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|Date Taken:||17 Aug 2011 - 10:42 AM|
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