UK stay: The Watercress Line

If we'd been driving, it would only have been a short distance by road from Southsea to Alresford on the Mid-Hants Railway (otherwise known as the Watercress line). However, as we didn't have a car but we did have BritRail passes, we went by train:
but we had to go to Woking, almost the whole way to London, and take a train back to Alton, to get to the steam line.

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Alton station, the Watercress Line
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Uncoupling loco, New Alresford
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Gate across the track, separating Watercress Line from national network track
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Uncoupling loco, New Alresford
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Alton station, Watercress Line platform
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Uncoupling loco, New Alresford
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Diesel railcar at Alton, Watercress Line
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Cleaning oil-lamp on signal, New Alresford
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Signalman carrying empty coal scuttle, Ropley, Watercress Line
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Cleaning lamp and replenishing oil in "home" signal, New Alresford
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Signal wires entering channel to signal box, Ropley, Watercress Line
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Steam loco running around the train, New Alresford
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Signalman returning with full coal scuttle, Ropley, Watercress Line
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Steam loco running around the train, New Alresford
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Steam train approaching Ropley, MHR
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Steam loco approaching platform, New Alresford, MHR
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Diesel railcar at New Alresford, MHR
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Steam loco approaching platform, New Alresford, MHR
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Diesel railcar seen from footbridge, New Alresford, MHR
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Steam loco approaching platform, New Alresford, MHR
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Eufron on platform at New Alresford, MHR
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Steam loco approaching platform, New Alresford, MHR
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Diesel railcar ready to leave New Alresford
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Ropley station, Watercress Line
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Diesel railcar leaving platform, New Alresford, MHR
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Carrying single-line token, Ropley, Watercress Line
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Steam loco approaching platform, New Alresford, MHR
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Crew hut, Ropley: single-track token
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Steam loco approaching platform, New Alresford, MHR
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Engine shed, Ropley
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Steam loco at platform, New Alresford, MHR
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Excursion train at Alton, ready to head onto Watercress Line tracks
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