Roger kindly sent in this image of himself and his father taken in 1953. The photo was taken as they passed under the swing bridge section of the railway. The old road bridge can also be seen in the background.
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This ticket was issued between 1956 and 1960 when British Railways collected tolls on behalf of Hampshire County Council following the building of the new road bridge.
Bob Morley found this image on the internet. The original source is unknown.
This undated plan to modify the toll bridge was probably proposed around the time of the railway viaduct modification, circa 1924, following the formation of Southern Railway. These changes were not implemented and some 30 years later the bridge was replaced. The swing section on the toll bridge was to be retained as shipping still [...]
This proposal is dated 1924, one year after the grouping which absorbed the Hayling Railway Company and the London Brighton and South Coast Railway into the Southern Railway. This proposal was undertaken and, as testiment to its success, the concrete foundations remain in place today, 89 years later. Following closure, an attempt to remove one [...]
A really surprising find within Alan Bell's collection at the Bluebell railway. This plan shows the existing (at the time) routes between Hayling and Langstone (in buff) and the proposed changes with the introduction of the road bridge (in red). Things to note: The end of what is now Langstone High Street leads straight onto [...]
This map shows how the ownership of the facilities and land was transferred to the LB&SCR from the Hayling Bridge and Causeway Company, IOW Marine Transit Company and the lease granted to the LB&SCR from the Hayling Railways Company.
30 March 1963 32661 on the afternoon down train. Photo with kind permission of Alan Bell. Reference 451, Copyright A.A.Bell