Canadian Pacific Video!

The Watercress Line’s flagship steam locomotive, Merchant Navy class no. 35005 Canadian Pacific, is currently undergoing a full overhaul at Eastleigh works.  Although the railway has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, they still need to raise a further £200,000.  Please help return CanPac to working order. Go to http://www.watercresslinepayments.co.uk/product.php/15/no__35005_canadian_pacific to donate and http://www.watercressline.co.uk/canpac to keep up…

Lottery Grant for Leicesters Railway Museum

Some great news coming out of the Great Central today LEICESTER’S WORLD CLASS RAILWAY MUSEUM ON TRACK! HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND EARMARKS FUNDING AND RELEASES DEVELOPMENT GRANT. The Great Central Railway, The National Railway Museum and Leicester City Council are delighted to announce plans for a new railway museum in the city are firmly on track. The new attraction, “Main…

Train Story

The Isle of Wight Steam Railways latest attraction is the newly built Train Story museum, the £1.2 million project which was funded by the Hertiage Lottery and opened to the public in April 2014. Train Story is a huge exhibition space, enabling the Railway’s truly impressive historic collection of locomotives, Victorian and Edwardian carriages and…

Full Steam Ahead for Canadian Pacific and the MHR

Today the Heritage Lottery Fund announced that the Mid Hants Railways “Canadian Pacific – engineering a future from the past” bid has been successful in its application for funding. The project to overhaul the railway’s flagship steam engine Merchant Navy class No. 35005 ‘Canadian Pacific’ and restore two wooden framed Bulleid carriages will provide employment…