Hayling Station

Stories and facts about Hayling Station and significant places that can be seen today in West Town.

An alarming accident happened on the Hayling railway on Monday morning. The engine generally employed on that line had been in Portsmouth for repairs and was returning to Hayling in charge of a Portsmouth driver and fireman, when, on arrival at Havant, four 'waggons' loaded with oysters from Whitstable and a brake van in which rode a porter, were attached to [...]

From the Portsmouth news 7 November 1931 Farewell Cheque for Stationmaster A pleasing presentation took place at the Savoy Kinema, when Mr George Langridge, who recently retired from the position of stationmaster of the Hayling island railway Station after 32 years, was handed a cheque for £60, subscribed for by the residents of the Island. The presentation [...]

Portsmouth News  6 April 1942  An impudent Robbery has been carried out at Hayling Railway Station, where one of the automatic cigarette machines has been uncovered from a post and removed. The theft took place after the last train on Wednesday night. As the machine was too bulky to carry far by hand, a vehicle of some [...]

Portsmouth News - 29 May 1937 Councillor SG Jones has given notice of his intention to move at tomorrow's Council meeting, the following proposal. That the attention of the Southern Railway Company be drawn to the altogether inadequate waiting-room and booking office accommodation at the Hayling Island Railway Station and that they be requested to [...]

This photograph by local photographer Roger Gallienne, shows the signalman’s trusty motorbike ready for a prompt departure at the end of shift, as a train arrives from Havant in the capable hands of 'Terrier' steam locomotive number 32646. The engine which returned to the Hayling after the line's 1963 closure for display outside of the [...]

1 2 3 4