Watercress People (2)

Episode 18 – Life on the Watercress Line – Watercress People (2)

Welcome to Watercress People (2), where I have the opportunity to interview some of the people who make the Watercress Line happen – when you and visit.

My first interview in Watercress People (2) is with David Mead who has been  involved since the early days after British Rail closed the line in the 1970s.

I then talk to Steve Crowther, the Chair of the Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society about how she became involved. Steve is also the Station Master at Alresford Station and we discuss the professionalism of the team.

I then get to talk to Jim Russell in the signal box at Alresford about the two carriage Hampshire Unit. I learn that this unit was one of the last trains to run on the line before closure by British Rail.

The final interview in Watercress People (2) is with David Meade about his role in the Ticket Office and also how he manages ticket stocks.

There are no photographs to accompany this episode.

To visit the Watercress Line website please follow this link Watercress Line.

The next episode of Life on the Watercress Line is in two weeks.

You can also listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts (iTunes), Spotify and Stitcher.

The theme music Steam Railway used in this podcast is licensed from AKM Music. Incidental music, Crossover – Lectro Tango, is by Joseph McDade.

The ‘Watercress Line’ logo is used with permission from the Mid-Hants Railway.

© The MrT Podcast Studio 2019

Author: Tim D

In the early 1970s Mr Timothy & his Phonograph was a popular mobile disco around Leeds University and Tim was known as MrT. Tim also spent 9 years broadcasting a weekly programme on Hospital Radio in Wakefield. He worked for more than 40 years for large industrial organisations and spent his last 15 years in global commercial management roles. Following retirement he started making podcasts in 2017.