Hayling Billy

Last Days of the Hayling Billy. The line was opened by the LBSCR for goods on 19th January 1865 and for passengers on 16th July 1897. Over the winter of 1962, it was decided to close the branch line - the reason being that the old timber bridge across Langstone Harbour needed expensive repairs. The line took its final fare paying customers on 3rd November 1963.

Unfortunately the film's soundtrack is music only but with images this vivid, it's not hard to imagine the 'chuff-chuff'.

(1963)

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