This interesting map is held by the Bluebell railway, sourced from Alan Bell's donation to them. It shows the route of the Hayling branch line around Langstone (or should this be Langston?).
Stories and facts about the Langstone station.
Extract from Hampshire Telegraph dated 30/6/1888 of an incident on a5/6/1888. During the heavy thunderstorms which prevailed on Monday a man named Barnes, employed at Langstone by the LB&SCR Company, was struck by lightning and has temporarily lost the use of one side. He was taken to his home at North Hayling as soon as [...]
The crossing that was never authorised but remained in use until the line closed in 1963. The station can be seen behind the gates and the crossing keeper's hut is to the right. The tall signal in the background is the station starter for Havant with a distance signal below it. The other signal arm [...]
An interesting study of the station at the turn of the century. The platform, built on wooden piles, looks terribly uneven. Photo, courtesy of Roger Nash (Grandson of Samuel Walder. See article).
This cropped image has been uploaded to assist in the comments in the article Langstone level crossing circa 1900-1914 from the Roger Nash collection.
This interesting view was donated by Langstonian. How things have changed. The railway sidings for Langstone Docks were built in this area on both sides of the Hayling Billy Railway. These sidings were installed as part of the 1860 Act of Parliament and were the only part of the to be completed (see The Birth [...]
3.10.1931 (Portsmouth Evening News)) A much needed road improvement has been completed by Southern Railway. The gates at the level crossing at Langston Station, which were previously hand-operated, have been replaced by new gates worked by machinery. The new gates are about 10 feet wider and the approach has also been widened.
Langston Halt on 27 July 1960 Ross Shimmon
Throughout the life of the Hayling Island Branch, signs at the station at Langstone were spelt incorrectly. Reproduced by kind permission. Brit-net Internet Marketing Limited.
28 september 1963 The crossing gates closed to road vehicles with the queue from the Hayling direction visible. This crossing was the source of frustration but, to the police controlling the traffic in Havant, it provided some relief at the crossroads in Havant. The railway crossing was never authorised. When the railway was first constructed, [...]