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Steam visit on our special day
Coinciding with our celebration of the 160th anniversary of the opening of the Portsmouth Direct line, a Steam Dreams railtour with Mayflower leading and Black Five 44871 tailing stopped at Haslemere to take on water.
Train operator targets trippers
Latest advertisements from South Western Railway provide simple reminders that off-peak travel is cheaper. The message holds for travel into London as well as from London to popular destinations – like Haslemere. So these posters should help to underpin the work of our Community Rail Partnership, and the Haslemere Information Hub, in particular.
First Rail to Ramble guide
Pick up your free copy of our first guide to Rail to Ramble walks starting from Haslemere railway station. Produced by our partner, the South Downs National Park Authority, this guide details a two-stage route to Liphook and Liss, mostly on the Sussex Border Path and the Serpent Trail. The guide is available from Haslemere Information Hub, SDNPA and selected tourism outlets. Watch for news of further guides
Steam special stops to top up
An unusual visitor to Haslemere – Stainier 'Black Five' 4-6-0 (Class 5MT) 45212 called to pick up passengers and take on water on a heritage excursion from London to Portsmouth and Salisbury on 2 June. The 1935-built former London, Midland & Scottish locomotive was one of the last to run run British Railways in 1968. SInce then, it has been active on preserved railways and mainline excursions.