Ref 313 14 Oct 1963 This lengthy train included 7 open wagons and guards van heading towards Havant. With the imminent closure of the Hayling branch line, the regular mixed train was used to remove the goods vehicles from Hayling Station goods yard. This train was the 14:58 train to Havant.
British Railways 1948 – 1963
Alan visited the exhibition at the Station Theatre 8 August and emailed me this extract from Bradshaw. This timetable could be worked by a single train but required a smart turn round at the Havant and Hayling Island termini.
This bell code list was located in the Hayling Island Station ticket office. It was removed following closure and is now kept in a frame as a momento.
This image was taken on my recent visit to the National Railway Museum (NRM) York. The Search Engine personnel kindly provided this for me to view/photograph during my pre-arranged visit. As you can see, the planned closure date was 31st December 1962 but the line soldiered on for another 8 months until the curtain finally [...]
Hampshire Postal History - Hayling Island The impact of the railway on the postal service. Submitted by Mike Hill
Take your seats ladies and gentlemen for a pictorial journey from Havant to Hayling Island via Langston and North Hayling, in the line's final years before closure. Courtesy of local photographer Roger Gallienne! British Railways Class A1/x 'Terrier' number 32650 (Ex Whitechapel) stands in the Hayling Island branch bay platform with an Island bound train. [...]
I bought this ticket at Hayling Station on the last day of public operation
32650 alongside Grove Rd/Lower Grove Rd junction. Just south of East street, roughly where the present day car park built on the railway alignment ends. The buildings in the background, beyond the footbridge are on East Street, Havant. Photographer unkown