Watercress Line Canadian Pacific Summer 2016 Update

The latest update from the Heritage Lottery Funded overhaul of Merchant Navy class 35005 Canadian Pacific has been published!  Please click on the following link to read the article: preservation.watercressline.co.uk/blog/entry/canpac-early-summer-2016-overhaul-update With HLF funding, this project to complete the overhaul of 35005 Canadian Pacific and two Bulleid carriages is in full swing.  However, we still require nearly £200,000…

Watercress Line Carriage Shop Update

The Watercress Line’s carriage shop has just posted an update from May 2016, 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/so-near-yet-so-far…

CanPac Talk and Tour – 4th June 2016

On Saturday 4th June 2016, I will be giving a presentation in Alresford followed by a tour of Ropley works, focussing on the restoration of Merchant Navy class 35005 Canadian Pacific on the Watercress Line.  The talk will begin at 11:30AM and once finished we will board a steam hauled service to Ropley for the tour of…

35011 May Update

Good evening, Tonight we are looking at the latest update from the 35011 General Steam Navigation project which went live today featuring the  working weekend, our stand at the S&CR, our first press apperance and the latest on the Membership Society. Being a member of the 35011 team I am obviously thrilled about the great…

A Riveting Video! Plus Two More….

It’s CanPac movie night tonight!  We begin with the video above that shows heritage railway restoration skills in action, with the Watercress Line’s staff from the boiler shop riveting the bufferbeam and frame extensions of 3505 Canadian Pacific.  The team seemingly made the work look easy and easily completed the work in a day.  With this complete, the…

Watercress Line Carriage Shop Update

The Watercress Line’s carriage shop has just posted an update from April 2016, that includes ex-works pictures of the two types of Bulleid carriage 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…

Who Do You Think You Are?

One of the aims of the Canadian Pacific Project is to find new links to broaden the appeal of heritage railways and it is for this reason that we exhibited at Who Do You Think You Are? Live at the Birmingham NEC.  We arrived armed with a short guide to help those researching their family history with…

CanPac Carriage Shop Update

Tonight we have an update from the Watercress Line’s carriage shop, the first to include Bulleid Coach 4367 that recently been brought to Ropley from Alresford.  This is the second carriage in the Canadian Pacific project, that will be followed very closely.  Please click on the following link to read more: http://preservation.watercressline.co.uk/blog/entry/chocks-away Please help support the Canadian…