Photo: Nigel Whitwell
Stories and facts about Havant Station.
Level crossng on Hayling Island Branch at Havant, 1960
I met Michael Harvey during the Station theatre exhibition July 6 - August 31 2013. This is one of the images in Michael's book 'Fratton Locomotive Depot'. This image was taken by the late Eric Grace, May 1963. Driver Dave Birch at ground level and his fireman (name unknown) operating the water crane.
2 November 1963 At about 1025pm, the last train is about to leave Hayling Island Station. 32662 is carrying a wreath and 32650 is behind. Driver George MacAskill can be seen at the controls through the rear window and Fireman Dave Pallett can be seen facing the camera. Photo with kind permission of Alan Bell. [...]
Here is a picture of 32646 ('Newington, later 'Freshwater') about to leave Havant for Hayling Island on 24 July 1960. It would be fitting if the same engine could visit Hayling next year.
The staff on the Hayling Billy branch line worked shifts and spent part of their time at Havant and Bedhampton stations. This postcard of Bedhampton station and crossing in circa 1905 qualifies for inclusion. For those not familiar with this location, Bedhampton is the first station from Havant in the Portsmouth direction. The station and [...]
Terrier 32678, formerly 'Knowle' at Havant
This sign was originally located at the crossing in Havant on the Hayling branch line. Photo courtesy of Roger Nash
Sorry for the condition of this image but it has been edited to the best of our abilities. We thought it worthwhile adding to the site because of the rare occasion it depicts. Can anyone tell us more about the occasion of this visit? The date lies somewhere between 1900 and 1914. Photo courtesy of [...]
It would be great if we could put some names to the personnel in this picture. If your ancestors worked for the LB&SCR or the LSWR at about this time, maybe he is included here. If you can propose any names then I would be very pleased to hear from you. Front Row: Middle Row:Second [...]
This image shows the original station and signal box controlling the junction with the London line (LSWR) heading north and the Brighton line LBSCR) heading east. The Hayling Branch line passes behind the signal box. The station is working at full capacity with a goods train arriving off the Hayling Branch, hauled by a Terrier, [...]
On Thursday afternoon the engine belonging to the Havant and Hayling branch line left the metals at Havant Station, thereby blocking the line to the Island for several hours. This is the third time the engine has run off the rails within ten days.