Rail Centres: Eastleigh

Rail Centres:
Eastleigh

Situated between Winchester and Southampton on the former LSWR mainline in Hampshire, Eastleigh was amongst the last places to see steam operation on the Southern Region. MARK CHIVERS looks back at this railway hotspot and highlights a selection of passenger and freight formations from the final decade of Southern steam.

POPULAR with enthusiasts, Eastleigh remains a busy railway junction on the Waterloo to Weymouth line with routes radiating to Chandlers Ford/Romsey and Fareham/Portsmouth, as well as a seemingly endless stream of passenger and freight trains.

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