Hayling Railway in Wartime by Derek Oakley The importance of the railway line between Havant and Hayling Island during World War 2 cannot be underestimated. Although the Island was a restricted area with only about 4,000 residents, it was soon inundated with service personnel, mostly Royal Navy and Army.. The Goods Shed, now The Station Theatre [...]
Southern Railway 1923 – 1946
Circa 1939 SR Drainage sketch at the north end of Hayling Island, between the embankments leading to the road and railway bridges. This image shows the path (now part of the Hayling Billy trail) leading to the railway ailgnment. A roadway used to connect the ballast pit with the railway and joined the path at [...]
Like most small branch lines, freight was conveyed with passenger services to make more efficient use of the railway. The passenger coaches here are ex LSW stock. Kindly donated by Peter Paye. The Hayling Railway (The Oakwood Press)
An extract from a 1930's os map showing the route of the railway from Havant to Hayling.