EPW023072 ENGLAND (1928). The station, Fareham, 1928

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Title [EPW023072] The station, Fareham, 1928
Reference EPW023072
Date August-1928
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Place name FAREHAM
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 456944, 106312
Longitude / Latitude -1.1909517152759, 50.852959445163
National Grid Reference SU569063

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Post Office and sweet shop (1962)

Rob
Sunday 13th of November 2016 08:41:33 PM
On 2 February 1901 this was the scene of a piece of minor railway chaos. Queen Victoria's funeral train arrived from Gosport hauled by an engine of the London and South Western Railway (No. 555) with four minutes allowed for the train to reverse, the London Brighton and South Coast Railway engine Empress being attached to the other end. Someone had 'made a nonsense' of the reversal, the plan of the train being the same at Gosport and Victoria. To get the distinguished mourners in their right places on the train there was a great deal of rushing about on the platform in pouring rain. The train left eight minutes late. Despite further delay caused by a brake test the train made up 12 minutes, so the King was not kept waiting at Victoria. It is thought that a speed of about 80 mph was achieved down Holmwood bank near Dorking. The Queen had never travelled so fast. At Victoria the Kaiser's equerry congratulated the driver and fireman for such a fast journey.

Maurice
Saturday 27th of October 2012 08:15:59 AM
The original line from Bishopstoke (Eastleigh) to Gosport ran straight through Fareham. When the line from Portsmouth arrived it made a curved connection to the established line, hence the sharp curve as one leaves the station for Portsmouth. Apart from an embankment covered in trees there is little sign of the line to Gosport today. There is a similar curve at the northern end of the station, where the line line to Southampton curves sharply away from the straight line to Eastleigh. This section of the original line is still open.

Maurice
Saturday 27th of October 2012 07:55:17 AM

MB
Friday 26th of October 2012 10:31:34 AM

MB
Friday 26th of October 2012 10:31:07 AM
I lived at 17 Paxton road until the bitter winter of 1962-63 and recall my Fathers brothers (I was 6yrs) building a large snowman outside the post office on the corner of Paxton road.

Rob
Sunday 13th of November 2016 08:39:07 PM
Titchfield Road

MB
Friday 26th of October 2012 10:30:28 AM
Actually it is The Avenue. The A27 West Street came up to the Station Approach where it then became The Avenue right through to the junction with the Titchfield Road. After which it became Southampton Road as far as Park Gate, (and they all still are so named).

flubber
Thursday 15th of August 2013 06:37:05 PM

MB
Friday 26th of October 2012 10:29:57 AM
Signal gantry indicating junction north of the station with lines to Netley and Southampton, to Eastleigh, and to Alton and London

MB
Friday 26th of October 2012 10:28:39 AM
Line to Gosport

MB
Friday 26th of October 2012 10:26:14 AM
Line to Portsmouth via Cosham

MB
Friday 26th of October 2012 10:25:55 AM

MB
Friday 26th of October 2012 10:12:42 AM
Gangers working on railway line

MB
Friday 26th of October 2012 10:11:58 AM
Signalbox controlling junction

MB
Friday 26th of October 2012 10:11:19 AM

User Comment Contributions

The station is on the ex-London & South Western line from London to Portsmouth. It was, in 1922, junction for lines to Eastleigh, to Southampton and to Cosham (and on by the LB&SCR to Chichester). The main line is now electrified but not, I think, in 1928

MB
Friday 26th of October 2012 10:25:26 AM
Portsmouth was reached via Cosham. This main line ran to Gosport. The London-Portsmouth direct runs via Guildford, Haslemere, Petersfield and Rowland's Castle

MB
Friday 26th of October 2012 10:25:26 AM
Fareham Station (Hampshire)

Puffpuffbuff
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 08:03:26 AM