Duration: 60 minutes
First Pasture Price: £9.95
Status: In Stock
The Hayling Island Branch was one of the Southern Railways most famous due to the use of LB&SCR Terriers as its motive power owing to weight restrictions until the line closed in 1963. The branch not only provided a lifeline to local people but also carried generations of holiday makers to the seaside. To try to recapture the lost charm of this delightful branch line, we have brought together over 20 minutes of high quality cine film, most of it in colour.
Each of the stations at Havant, Langstone, North Hayling and Hayling Island are explored in depth. Coupled to this we have photographs from the famous collection of A.A.F Bell. Alan's vast knowledge of the line allows us to see not only the railway but allows a unique insight into the people who worked the line.
The programme also visits Havant Signal Box and the remains of the engine shed at Fratton. Whilst filming at Fratton we captured Merchant Navy Pacific, Clan Line, the first steam locomotive to reach Portsmouth for over 20 years. Finally we have memories from many of the men who worked the line.