Volunteer Machinists Needed!

Heritage Railways depend on volunteers, especially skilled individuals who have experience working in engineering environments.  Currently the Watercress Line is looking to find new volunteer Machinist’s to help manufacture components for Canadian Pacific and other locomotives and rolling stock. Advertisements

Canadian Pacific Project Updates

Much progress has been made with the Canadian Pacific project.  We have three updates below, one from the beginning of the month when the firebox was removed and two more recent entries, the first covering the delivery of the new tender top and the second an update from the carriage shop.  If that wasn’t enough,…

Watercress Line Carriage Shop July 2016 Update

The Watercress Line’s carriage shop has just posted their July 2016 update, that includes an update of the two Bulleid carriages being restored – 1456 and 4367.  The restoration of these two carriages is being undertaken as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Canadian Pacific Project.  Please click on the following link to read the article: preservation.watercressline.co.uk/blog/entry/varnish-varnish-everywhere With…

Watercress Line Canadian Pacific Special Tours!

Yesterday an update was posted on the Watercress Line’s blog detailing some of the special tours that have been arranged.  These are free and fun, tailored to most age ranges so it’s well worth taking advantage of them whilst you can! Please click on the following link to read the article: preservation.watercressline.co.uk/blog/entry/take-a-walk-with-us With HLF funding, this project…

Revealing CanPac’s Colours!

Today’s Canadian Pacific project video looks at the layers of colour to be found in a cab panel from Merchant Navy class 35005 Canadian Pacific.  Ollie Collin’s, the Watercress Line’s painter takes us through what is effectively modern archaeology in this fascinating film created by Sue Dixon. With HLF funding, this project to complete the overhaul of 35005 Canadian Pacific and…

Watercress Line Carriage Shop June 2016 Update

The Watercress Line’s carriage shop has just posted their June 2016 update, that includes an update of the two Bulleid carriages being restored – 1456 and 4367.  The restoration of these two carriages is being undertaken as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Canadian Pacific Project.  Please click on the following link to read the article: preservation.watercressline.co.uk/blog/entry/the-long-and-winding-railroad With…