Through the Canadian Pacific Project there are a number of exciting new ways to learn more about railways. Below are some dates for the diary (please note this page will be updated):

Behind the Scenes Tour

Come and explore behind the scenes at our engineering hub at Ropley. Find out what it takes to restore and maintain steam locomotives, and get up close to these magnificent engines.

Tours take place at 11.30/ 12.30/ 1.30/ 2.30/ 3.20

Dates for 2019!

  • Saturday 29th June (Urie Locomotive Society Open Day)
  • Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th July
  • Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th July (Family Fun Day)
  • Monday 12th August
  • Monday 19th August 
  • Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th September (Open Weekend)
  • Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd September (Heritage Open Days)
  • Friday 18th - Sunday 20th October (Autumn Steam Gala)
  • Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th October (Wizard Weekend)

FREE to passengers

Project Showcase

A weekend to celebrate engineering at the railway.

Come and explore the many restoration projects underway here at the Watercress Line. Meet a range of different societies based at the railway, find out about their engines and ask about their progress. Speak to our staff about the project to restore our flagship steam engine, Canadian Pacific and find out about its fascinating history.

Includes Behind the Scenes tours of the workshops.

Where: Ropley Station

FREE to passengers. 11am - 4pm

Dates for 2019!

Family Fun Days

Looking for something to do with the kids?

Come along to our Family Fun Days.

Your standard travel ticket will allow you unlimited travel, enabling you to explore all four period stations. As well as access to hands-on and creative activities in the Viewing Gallery. Make a 3D train or a hand puppet to take away with you. Get up close to our engines on our mini tours of the workshops and yard, at Ropley.

Activities include:

  • Guided tour behind the scenes
  • Children's activities in the Viewing Gallery at Ropley
  • Miniature Railway will be running 

Dates for 2019!

  • Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th July

How to book

Via email:

By phone: 01962 733810