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Restored Carriage Gets to Work on Watercress Line


The Watercress Line is to receive two traditional wooden-framed carriages that are currently being restored to their former glory.  They are expected to be in operation on the steam railway by mid-2019.

The restoration is part of the Canadian-Pacific Project, the Watercress Line steam railway’s Heritage Lottery-funded locomotive restoration project, which is returning a magnificent Merchant Navy class locomotive to its original state.

Why not time your ride on the Watercress Line to coincide with the Alresford Watercress Festival in June?

Also part of the project is the complete refurbishment of the Watercress Line’s Ropley Station site; the new interpretation will use fun hands-on interactives to educate visitors on how steam locomotives work, and how they are restored.

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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