Rummaging through my old photo's I came across this one. Forgot I'd even taken it. This must have been shortly before the platform was bulldozed and the goods shed was converted into the HIADS building.
Here's what might have been had the Hayling Island Railway Society dreams been realised. Sorry about the poor quality but it's from an original photocopy. Still at least Haides managed to save the Goods shed from demolition.
Clearing through my garage I came across some old newsletters for the HIRS. These were circa late 1980's when another attempt was made to relaunch the railway as a working museum. Unfortunately it floundered for various reasons. As it was before the days of computers most were all hand typed and photocopied. I'm surprised more [...]
This is the back page and the booklet has 15 pages of pictures of the Newington engine at various lines throughout it's history plus the transporting of the engine to the pub car park. A very rare piece of history I expect.
This is the front page of an advertising brochure from Brickwoods who owned the Hayling Billy pub. I think this is circa 1966 and unfortunately the front has been damaged.
This signal is the Home Distant signal for hayling Station. It indicates the status of the outer home signal. When this signal is in this position, the driver is warned that the outer home is at danger, the train can proceed beyond the signal but must be prepared to stop at the next signal.
This was just outside of Hayling station.
This was taken around summer 1964 I think as we walked the railway back to Havant. No health and safety in those days barring the point levers were all locked. Great fun for us kids.