Welcome to this podcast about the Driving and Firing Experience offered by the Watercress Line. This was my opportunity to do something that I’d wanted to do since I was a child!
Drive a steam engine!!
There were three trainees that afternoon, guided by an excellent Watercress Line driver and fireman. I drew the short straw and had to ‘fire’ the loco in preparation for our uphill journey to Ropley and Medstead/Four Marks. The others seemed to have a much easier job!
This episode takes you from our arrival at Alresford to starting off, up the hill towards Ropley.
It was a lovely early autumn afternoon – lots of sunshine. Maybe too warm for shovelling coal ….
If you’d like to do the Firing and Driving Experience click here. Its a wonderful three hour experience.
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Join me in two weeks for the next episode of Life on the Watercress Line.
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