Post Closure In 1963

POST 1963
A lot has happened since 1963 and even more so if you count the first twenty years which happened naturally as the rot and decay set in along the line. Since then a huge number have been involved to breathe new life into the trail.

Let’s begin with a brief history since 1984……………….

The first coach seen in the train is the unique S1000S which spent part of its short service life working on the Hayling Billy in 1963. Seen here at Cranmore, East Somerset Railway on 21st June 2008. Constructed from fibreglass, this was the plastic coach, completed at Eastleigh Works in 1962. For more details:

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