Do you remember Hampshire’s steam days?

THE Mid Hants Railway has appealed for help in compiling an archive of memories of times past travelling by steam train.

No. 35005 Canadian Pacific battles the right kind of snow on the Watercress line on January 21, 1963 during the Big Freeze. NIGEL KENDALL

Everyone is welcome to share their memories as the Watercress Line is looking for a broad range of stories to paint a picture of what life was like on the railways between 1940 and 1965.

Examples could include memories of evacuation or troop movements on the railways during the Second World War, collecting goods from the stations, venturing on holiday to the south coast or even emigrating through Southampton docks – all using the steam railway.

Other stories to be told are those from trainspotters and of course those who worked on the railways.

Read more in Issue 224 of Heritage Railway – out now!

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