Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'
The Railway Station, Station Road, New Alresford SO24 9JG, UK
About Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'
A beautiful heritage railway in Hampshire, England, running 10 miles from New Alresford to Alton where it connects to the National Rail network. The railway currently operates regularly scheduled services, along with dining trains, real ale trains and numerous special events throughout the year. You can sit back, relax and travel through the heart of quintessential English countryside by steam train, looking towards stunning views of the South Downs National Park.
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