Railway Club of the New Forest

  Railway Club of the New Forest 

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May 18th 2018     (note early date to avoid Bank Holiday)

“Railways of Hampshire” a talk by Stephen Bigley   

Hampshire rails go back nearly 180 years – originally as a spur to the development of Southampton Docks and evolving over time. In particular, container traffic is still the focus for freight train activity in Hampshire. We saw container trains but also other freight such as stone, as well as passenger trains, both by day and by night.  In addition we saw the other things that make up the “Railway” – bridges, signals, stations and track along with remains and reminders of long lost lines.   

Stephen took us on a fascinating journey, a mix of modern and historic sights, showing the developments over a lifetime, with intriguing shots of relics of railway infrastructure that still survive.


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