Calshot RAF Railway

Calshot RAF Railway, Fawley
railway, contractor's railway, narrow gauge railway

Calshot RAF Camp
refce: Cooper, Frederick W: 1988: Calshot and Fawley Narrow Gauge Railways: Plateway Press (Brighton, East Sussex):: ISBN 0 9511108 7 X

commentary: Narrow gauge railway; 2 foot gauge, with steam locomotives. The route was from a pier on the end of Calshot Spit to Eaglehurst Camp. The railway began as a 400 yard contractor's railway used by H Boot and Son, from a gravel pit at Eaglehurst, from about 1916-19. It developed into a line to serve the camp, run by the Air Ministry, 1919-46.
One of the steam locomotives, a Barclay 0-4-0T is now on the Talyllyn Railway, Wales, named Douglas.

Associated with
person contractor: Boot, H and Son
place Westminster, London
place Eaglehurst, Fawley, Hampshire- Eaglehurst Gravel Pit
date 1916-1919

Associated with
person : Air Ministry
person unit: Royal Air Force, RAF
date 1919-1946

   Old Hampshire Gazetteer - JandMN: 2001