Richard Barton Collection Terrier No 643 "Gipsyhill" leaving Langstone with a Hayling Island train in the early 1900s. Note the replacement wooden number plate and the bunker filled with coal. The typical branch train is composed of a Passenger Brake Van, a 5 compartment Third, a 4 compartment First/Second Composite and a Passenger Brake [...]

This map shows the rural nature of Hayling Island and the new housing developments on the east of the Island. It also shows the original route of the Hayling railway as authorised by the 1860 Act of Parliament, running on an embankment to the proposed docks near the Portsmouth - Hayling Ferry. The 1864 Act [...]

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 [...]

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