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Monday, July 22, 2013

Hayling Island, Hollycombe and Bursledon - 20 & 21 July 2013

The weekend saw visits to three contrasting sites in the south of England.

The Hayling Seaside Railway at Hayling Island operates a passenger service along the sea front between Beachlands and Eastoke on the south of Hayling Island, which lies east of Portsmouth. It is operated by volunteers.

No.3 JACK Alan Keef 0-4-0DH of 1988 leaving Beachlands with three carriages

No,5 EDWIN, a 1967 Ruston & Hornsby
A steam locomotive that has been 'under construction' for some years

JACK detaches from its train at Eastoke . . .

. . . and is coupled up for the return journey

The Hollycombe Collection has a lot of steam fairground and traction engine exhibits, but also features a 2ft gauge railway that gives visitors a view of the Sussex Weald. JERRY M, ex Dinowic Quarry in north Wales, is the current operating steam locomotive.

A beautifully groomed JERRY M waits at the station

This heavily modified Deutz diesel arrived from France last year and is owned by Phil Mason.
Rob Gambrill owns this 1969 Ruhrthaler mining diesel
A 3ft 6in gauge Aveling & Porter  used in a Rossendale quarry

JERRY M hauling its train of ex Ramsgate Tunnel Railway carriages
The Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust is establishing a railway at Bursledon Brickworks, Swanwick, which is preserved by the Hampshire Buildings Preservation Trust. Pending the completion of passing loops at each end of the line, trains opeeate in 'top and tail' formation.

4 ALISTAIR, on loan from Hayling Seaside Railway, I last saw operating on the Festniog Railway about 40 years ago.

AGWI PET 2, a 1939 "Simplex" with flameproofing and a petrol engine. It worked in an oil refinery.

The train departs with SIMPLEX ASHBY in the lead

A skip loaded with clay forms part of the brickworks display

A Wigan-built steam engine for working the clay pugging plant.

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