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“War On The Line”

The Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Alton
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Owner description: The Mid Hants Railway, also known as the Watercress Line, operates steam and heritage diesel trains between the picturesque market towns of Alton and Alresford in Hampshire, south west of London. As well as standard travel this preserved railway runs popular special events throughout the year along with Countryman and Watercress Belle dining trains and the Real Ale Train.
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Brilliant day out at the annual War On The Line on 10th June. Loads to see and do at each of the three stations, plus being hauled by (mostly-see later) Steam Trains..... loads of people dressed up in period costume, unexploded bombs, spies, spivs, dancing, wartime vehicles... see history brought to life!

Only slightly dodgy bit was when the Diesel engine got pressed into service which was a bit anachronistic but never mind... I guess they had problems with one of the Steam Locomotives?

Don't let that put you off. I took my father and stepmother for a day out and it exceeded their expectations by a country mile. They loved it. I did too.

1  Thank Benjiboots
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Steam trains - need I say more? My kids just loved it, especially when Father Christmas arrived one day bearing gifts

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

We booked the dining experience for my husbands birthday as a surprise and thoroughly enjoyed the whole day.The meal was lovely and ofcourse riding on the steam train, just marvelous.Well worth it.

Thank Janmanilow
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

Christmas visit with santa, loved it! It was a trip up the line. We all had gifts.
Also the murder mystery events were brilliant

1  Thank Kendermintcake
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

Poor weather prompted visiting Watercress Line Calling first at Ropley to see Steam Locos that were there then to Alresford Station for a great little picturesk journey. Tesco Days Out Voucher Accepted

1  Thank neilwatson54
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