The second edition of this very popular book is very shortly to be released.A5 format, 160 pages with more than 100 illustrations. See attached for the release information.
Hayling Billy 50
People have asked 'what has happened to Alan's model?'. It was sold to the Hampshire Museums Service in August 2000. Alan built the model in stages starting with North Hayling station in 1956/8. this was to be a stand-alone model but by the early 1960's Alan was keen to build the bridge and then the [...]
Yet another exciting event on our preserved railways. Weekend 9th and 10th November 2013.We had planned to bring a Terrier over from the IoW Steam Railway to Hayling for the anniversary weekend provided the funding was available. Unfortunately we were unable to raise sufficient funds. The planned use of this loco on the following weekend [...]
Some may remember the special Hayling train service run by this railway in February. For more details, images and video, see our article on this website, > http://www.haylingbilly50.co.uk/node/348.Two Terriers (subject to availability) are planned to run from 10am to sunset. For more details of this exciting event, see http://kesr.org.uk/component/jevents/icalrepeat.detail/2013/11/02/96/-/hayling-island-branch-commemoration?Itemid=253.One of the locos, 32670, is pictured, [...]
Hello folks Although a complete hush has not yet descended on the Oysterbeds lagoon, it is much quieter now that nearly all of the gulls have left after a welcome highly-productive season. The noisiest event today was when a ‘pair’ of very smart common gulls started displaying on the westernmost island (whilst being dive-bombed by [...]
Hello folks New sightings today: A very small developing Bee Orchid (please see attached photo) in fairly dense vegetation, NE of sign/bench at NE edge of lagoon – the single plant is close to the edge of the intertidal bay north of the lagoon – in a an apparent ‘pathway’ (thanks to a visitor). One [...]
This beautiful plant takes 7 years to mature before the flowers are seen.
Hello folks Lots of black-headed gulls are now on nests on the two islands in the Oysterbeds lagoon; but some have already had to re-nest following tidal flooding! Unlike the five harbour islands and the harbour’s beaches, the two lagoon islands do not have tidal strandlines and, therefore, the birds have no useful indications for [...]
The appeal to return a Terrier Tank locomotive to Hayling is launched in the Steam Railway magazine.
This interesting map dates from about 3 years after the railway reached West Town. The station is in the upper left. How this area has changed over time. It shows how the island was dominated by farms etc. Some old landmarks exist today. I have also attached the north and south sections of this map [...]