The Sherwood Forester to make Watercress Line Gala

After a mammoth effort we are very pleased to announce that The Sherwood Forester will make the Watercress Line’s Pre Spring Steam Gala this weekend!

This news comes after several weeks of dedicated hard work by a team of people conducting heavy repairs to the locomotive, including removing the super header to replace the failed joint – no easy task!

Our special thanks going to APN engineering, Mark Drinkwater, Matt Ellis, Matt Oakley, Andy Christie and Jonathan Muirhead for their work in recent weeks, without whom The Sherwood Forester would not have been ready for the event.

Also attending the Pre Spring Steam Gala will be GWR¬†15xx Class No. 1501, along with the Mid Hants Railway’s resident fleet of locomotives, including No. 925 Cheltenham, No. 76017 and No. 41312.

The event runs from tomorrow, Friday 8th February to Sunday 10th February. You can find out more – including how to get tickets and travel information – on the Watercress Line website.