Some of Hampshire’s once-numerous branch lines were closed even before the Second World War.
Many more lines have been lifted since then, but every branch can now be revisited in this special historical journey, which explores every corner of the county.
Some former railway stations have been painstakingly renovated or maintained, and put to alternative use, such as at Horsebridge, Droxford, Holmsley and Lee-on-Solent.
Happily a few branches remain active today: the electrified Eastleigh to Fareham line, the Alton and Lymington branches, the preserved Mid-Hants Railway from Alton to Alresford and a section of the Totton to Fawley branch.
We also visit the evocative Hayling Seaside Railway, and although technically just across the Dorset border, another narrow gauge line, the Moors Valley Railway near Ringwood.