London and Southampton Railway

Introduction

This was the core of the railway which was to become the London and South Western Railway, the name which was taken in 1839 when construction had reached as far as Winchfield from London.






Dates

  /  /1834[London and South Western Railway]
Authorised as the London and Southampton Railway, 77 miles in length.
  /  /1839[London and South Western Railway]
London and Southampton Railway renamed the London and South Western Railway.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


London to Wimbledon

Part of the shed yard at Nine Elms, thought to have been photographed in late 1959. The featured locomotive is 'King Arthur' class 4-6-0 no 30763 ...
K A Gray //
Rebuilt Bulleid 'Merchant Navy' Pacific no 35011 General Steam Navigation photographed in the shed yard at Nine Elms in the summer of 1961. ...
K A Gray 21/08/1961
Class E4 Radial 0-6-2T no 32500 stands in the sprawling shed yard at Nine Elms. The locomotive was withdrawn from here at the end of January 1962. ...
K A Gray //
Ex-Southern Railway Maunsell Q class 0-6-0 no 30530 standing in the shed yard at Nine Elms in October 1964, approximately two months before withdrawal ...
K A Gray 23/10/1964


Temporary stairs on platforms 12 and 13 at Clapham Junction in July 2010 [see image 30662 for reason]. These are better built and lit than some ...
Ken Strachan 03/07/2010
Victoria-bound emu 455838 calls at Clapham Junction on 21 July 2005. ...
John Furnevel 21/07/2005
Contrast in front end designs. SWT 455 and 458 Class EMUs, 5718 and 8013 respectively, await their next duties at the Clapham Junction stabling ...
Mark Bartlett 16/01/2009
A Portsmouth Harbour service, with South West Trains 450021, calls at one of Clapham Junction's many platforms. In the background, in the V between ...
Mark Bartlett 16/01/2009



General view south along the main line platforms at Wimbledon in July 2004, with the LU District line to the right and the South London Tramlink ...
John Furnevel 03/07/2004
A Tramlink service about to leave Wimbledon station on 3 July 2004 heading for Beckenham Junction via Croydon. The terminated south end of ...
John Furnevel 03/07/2004
Part of the former through platform 10 on the east side of Wimbledon station on 3 July 2004. The south end of the platform now forms the western ...
John Furnevel 03/07/2004
District Line trains occupying platforms 1,2 and 3 at Wimbledon terminus on 3rd July 2004. ...
John Furnevel 03/07/2004




Wimbledon to Basingstoke

General view south along the main line platforms at Wimbledon in July 2004, with the LU District line to the right and the South London Tramlink ...
John Furnevel 03/07/2004
A Tramlink service about to leave Wimbledon station on 3 July 2004 heading for Beckenham Junction via Croydon. The terminated south end of ...
John Furnevel 03/07/2004
Part of the former through platform 10 on the east side of Wimbledon station on 3 July 2004. The south end of the platform now forms the western ...
John Furnevel 03/07/2004
District Line trains occupying platforms 1,2 and 3 at Wimbledon terminus on 3rd July 2004. ...
John Furnevel 03/07/2004


A westbound South West Trains service pauses at Platform 3 of Raynes Park station on 15 April 2015. The station has two island platforms. ...
Andrew Wilson 15/04/2015






Local electric multiple unit arriving Esher in the mid '60s. ...
Aitken Scott //







A train for Waterloo arriving at Woking platform 1 on 3 May 2002. ...
Ian Dinmore 03/05/2002








450084 calls at Fleet on 5 October with a service for Waterloo. ...
Graham Morgan 05/10/2011
444043 runs west through Fleet station non-stop towards Basingstoke on 5 October 2011. ...
Graham Morgan 05/10/2011
A South West Trains service for Basingstoke boarding at Fleet on 5 October. ...
Graham Morgan 05/10/2011

S15 30499 passes Winchfield, Hampshire, in 1960 with a westbound freight. ...
John Thorn //1960

The up platform at Hook station in Hampshire, seen from 159 020 with 159 004 passing with UK Railtours' excursion from London Waterloo to Kingswear, ...
David Bosher 28/06/2014

X-Country 220 022 bound for Manchester Piccadilly ex-Poole. (Perhaps the modern day 'Pines Express'!) ...
Peter Todd 26/03/2019
Freightliner 70020, stopped at signals before heading east. ...
Peter Todd 26/03/2019
South Western Railway 159106 eastbound for London Waterloo. ...
Peter Todd 26/03/2019
EWS/DB 66125 westbound for Southampton at Basingstoke. ...
Peter Todd 26/03/2019




Basingstoke to Southampton

X-Country 220 022 bound for Manchester Piccadilly ex-Poole. (Perhaps the modern day 'Pines Express'!) ...
Peter Todd 26/03/2019
Freightliner 70020, stopped at signals before heading east. ...
Peter Todd 26/03/2019
South Western Railway 159106 eastbound for London Waterloo. ...
Peter Todd 26/03/2019
EWS/DB 66125 westbound for Southampton at Basingstoke. ...
Peter Todd 26/03/2019


A South West Trains Portsmouth Harbour - London Waterloo service calls at Micheldever on 21 June 2009.
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Peter Todd 21/06/2009
Rebuilt 'Merchant Navy' Pacific no 35028 Clan Line at Micheldever on 27 April with The Royal Wessex special bound for Swanage. ...
Peter Todd 27/04/2012
EMU 444 002 ex-London Waterloo arriving at Micheldever on 21 June 2009 on a stopping train to Portsmouth Harbour. ...
Peter Todd 21/06/2009
A1 Pacific no 60163 Tornado heads south west through Micheldever on 21 June bound for Eastleigh, running at speed and effortlessly. ...
Peter Todd 21/06/2009


Cross Country Voyager 221131 westbound at Winchester on 28th June 2018. The Cross Country station announcements were an education in geographic ...
Peter Todd 28/06/2018
Freightliner 70014, eastbound at Winchester with an intermodal service on a sweltering 28th June 2018.
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Peter Todd 28/06/2018
Although passenger services at Winchester were very frequent during my visit the freight trains were rather patchy and the station announcer only ...
Peter Todd 28/06/2018
The EMUs tooing and froing from the South West and London Waterloo at Winchester seemed to arrive and depart every few minutes with plenty of ...
Peter Todd 28/06/2018



Balfour Beatty PW machine DR 75 411 alongside Platform 3 at Eastleigh on 21st August 2019.
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Peter Todd 21/08/2019
70015 called into Platform 2 for a crew change, departed at 1358 hours. ...
Peter Todd 11/01/2017
66525 stopped for a northbound crew change at Eastleigh station on 21st August 2019. ...
Peter Todd 21/08/2019
X-Country Voyager 220019 at Eastleigh on 18th April 2019. For some unknown reason it sat for twenty minutes in the station before departing. Usually ...
Peter Todd 18/04/2019




Grab shot showing the South end of Northam train maintenance depot, between Southampton and Eastleigh, in August 2013. The depot maintains South West ...
Ken Strachan 01/08/2013


SR E2 0-6-0T no 32106 in Southampton Docks, thought to have been photographed on 16 August 1961. ...
K A Gray 16/08/1961
A boat train special stands alongside the RMS Queen Mary at Southampton Docks in 1963. The liner, built by John Brown & Co, Clydebank, and ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 17/07/1963
BR Standard class 9F 2-10-0 no 92239 crosses the road on its way out of Southampton Docks in 1963, just as a boy-racer of the day revs his Ford Anglia ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 17/07/1963