Hampshire rural station now a scrub-covered memory

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A redundant Blackpool tram in Havant goods yard between 1964 and 1966.  Picture: Barry Cox Collection

A streetcar named Hayling Billy would have run on saved line

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A few weeks ago I published a photograph of the rail tour of the Meon Valley railway line and the train at West Meon. It was a double-headed train heading for Alton and ultimately London Waterloo.

It led to so much mail I thought you might like to see these two.

Here we see the station as it was and as it is now, sadly.

In the main picture we see the platform remains as they are today.

When I arrived on a Sunday two weeks ago forestry workers had been clearing the site as it had become so overgrown.

Apart from the distant bridge, the platform ramp on the bottom left hand corner squares up the two photographs.

The old picture tells it all, how it used to be. The lovely country station built to main line standards but only running as a branch line for all its life.

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