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Partridge Green Partridge Green station on the Shoreham to Itchingfield Junction (near Christ's Hospital) line photographed in January 1966 just two months before the line closed. Once the preserve of D3 and M7 push-and-pull workings from Brighton to Horsham, the line was worked subsequently by Ivatt 2-6-2Ts and from May 1964 by 3-car Hampshire diesel units. The line was double track throughout and provided a direct alternative route from London to Brighton, but was never electrified. Partridge Green station site is now an industrial estate.

photograph by Keith Harwood

 
Petrockstow station was on the Colonel Stephens-built North Devon and Cornwall Junction Light Railway which opend in 1925, using in part the trackbed of the narrow gauge Torrington and Marland Railway. The station closed when the line closed to passengers in 1965. The village that gave the station its name is spelt Petrockstowe but the station never displayed the final 'e'.

photograph by John Bradbeer

Petrockstow
 
Pevensey Bay Pevensey Bay station, previously Pevensey Bay Halt, on the Eastbourne to Hastings line, as photographed on 1st May 2008. With no facilities other than disabled access, just platforms and a level crossing, the station can be a lonely place as hardly any trains call these days, just one morning and three afternoon up trains and two morning and three afternoon down trains in the summer 2008 Mon-Fri timetable. No self-service ticket machine is provided so these have to be purchased after one has boarded a train.

Pevensey Bay Halt was the setting for "The Pevensey Bay Disaster" episode of The Goon Show.

photograph by Michael Taylor

 
Poole station in 1991. A lot more modern and clean-looking than it was before. The station is now far busier despite many Virgin Cross Country services starting at Bournemouth rather than here.

photograph by Paul Ferbrache

Poole
 
Portsmouth & Southsea The view across to Portsmouth & Southsea low level station, taken from the Signalbox c1967. The line to Portsmouth opened on 14th June 1847 with the arrival of the LB&SCR's Chichester to Portsmouth branch, also used by L&SWR trains which came in from Fareham. In 1859 the arrival of the Portsmouth Railway from Godalming to Havant gave the L&SWR a more direct route from Waterloo.

photograph by Terry Bye

 
Portsmouth & Southsea station on 28th June 1977. In 1876 the building of the Portsmouth Waterside Extension Railway by the LB&SCR extended the line to Portsmouth Harbour, opening 2nd October, at which time Portsmouth & Southsea became a through station as well as a terminus. The through platforms are at a higher level, on the left of the station.

photograph by Clive Standen

Portsmouth & Southsea
 
Portsmouth & Southsea The imposing frontage of Portsmouth & Southsea station in February 2003, unfortunately now spoiled by the modern square block that overshadows it!

photograph by Paul Emery

 
The starting signal situated on platform 5, circa 1967. Behind is a new, but not yet commissioned, colour light signal.

photograph by Terry Bye

Portsmouth & Southsea

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