Back in the late 1940's one of many miniature railways in the Island's railway history, ran immediately in front of the Lifeboat Inn, at pretty much the same location as today's Hayling Seaside Railway's Eastoke Corner terminus. The little pyramid roofed building just left of centre of the picture survived until very recently, and was [...]
Narrow Gauge Railway
At the same location a couple of years ago, the Hayling Seaside Railway's visiting Bagnall 0-4-0 Saddle Tank steam locomotive "Wendy", owned by the Bursledon based Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Society, can be seen waiting to leave the present Eastoke Corner station bound for Beachlands.
Above, we see locomotive No:3 “Jack”, an 0-4-0 Steam Outline Diesel-Hydraulic built by Alan Keef Engineering of Ross-on-Wye. Still in its fully lined out ‘works finish, outside its shed at the line’s Mill Rythe depot. The original EHLR was built in 1988 and ran entirely within the grounds of the Island's Mill Rythe Holiday Camp. Here [...]