Yet another exciting event on our preserved railways. Weekend 9th and 10th November 2013.
We had planned to bring a Terrier over from the IoW Steam Railway to Hayling for the anniversary weekend provided the funding was available. Unfortunately we were unable to raise sufficient funds. The planned use of this loco on the following weekend is however taking place. Please take the opportunity to visit the Steam Railway and see this 1870’s locomotive doing the job it was built to do.
W8 Freshwater was LB&SCR No 46 Newington and was displayed at the Hayling Billy Pub, Hayling Island following its withdrawal and temporary residence on the Meon Valley line.
See article > http://www.haylingbilly50.co.uk/node/216
It is great to see that she has been fully restored to working order from the cosmeticically restored condition she was in at the Hayling Billy pub.
Here is a picture as a reminder of her working on Hayling Island.
Photo Ross Shimmon. Awaiting departure for Hayling Island in the bay platform at Havant.
W10 ‘Newport’ was originally LB&SCR 40 ‘Brighton’. BR No 32640 which was a favourite on the Hayling branch line. Like Newington, following withdrawal, it spent some time as a cosmetically restored exhibit, on display at Butlins. Since acquisition and rebuild at the IoW Steam Railway it too is doing the job it was built for.
See article > http://www.haylingbilly50.co.uk/node/56
A reminder of her use on the Hayling branch – Winter 1962/3.
Photo Roger Gallienne. North Hayling
A great opportunity to see these locos in action.