1865 – 1872 Contractor Operation

The Hayling branch line opened in two sections; Havant to Langstone Wharf (Goods Only) in 1865 and Langstone to South Hayling (later known as Hayling Island) in 1867 for Goods and Passenger services.
The Hayling Railway Company did not own any locomotives or rolling stock (carriages & wagons) to run its services and the main line railway companies were unwilling or unable to help. Instead, the company contracted Fredrick Furniss to provide the locomotives and rolling stock that were needed and also to operate the train services. The locomotives were stabled in a shed on the Havant – Langstone section of the branch line.

Contractor Engine Shed

!870 Map Engine shed (cut out from Havant Langstone map)

Other than the map above, there is no further information of this shed available.

Train timetable and fares 1868

Hayling Railway timetable and fares Portsmouth-Times-and-Naval-Gazette-Saturday-05-September-1868

Hayling Railway timetable and fares
Portsmouth-Times-and-Naval-Gazette-Saturday-05-September-1868