Steaming out of the station

Portsmouth town station 1929

Portsmouth town station 1929

The picturesque cottages that once sat behind the original Coach and Horses pub at Hilsea, Portsmouth.

Quaint old farm cottages were behind Coach and Horses pub

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In this marvellous shot looking across from Greetham Street in 1929, we see the 2.38pm train to Reading leaving from the High Level.

To the left is the as yet un-bombed original Guildhall and to the forefront are tram lines running along Greetham Street. Behind the water tower is the goods yard, which was replaced by a new yard at Fratton in July 1936.

This itself has been replaced over the past five years by the Fratton Centre.

n From Railway Heritage-Portsmouth by Michael G Harvey and Eddie Rook.

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