This line ran from Stammerham Junction to Peasmarsh Junction where it joined the Portsmouth Direct line just south of Guildford.
The last new route to be constructed to Guildford was the L&SWR's 'New Guildford Line', which is still called the 'New Line' to this day...continued below.
Therefore it seems appropriate to revamp this page with a number of previously unpublished photos I have received and begin with a potted history of Guildford Railway Station and Guildford Motive Power Depot dating back almost 170 years…The original station at Guildford was opened by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) on 5th May 1845when a six-mile length of single line track was constructed to connect with the London & South Western's main line at Woking; this was followed by another line from Redhill and yet another line was built to join with Farnham and Alton.
In 1849, a further branch to Farnham was opened at Ash Junction plus the 'through running' of trains commenced between Redhill, Guildford and Reading; indeed the single line from Ash Junction to Farnham played a big part in establishing Aldershot as the country's most important army camp.
This photograph from the Guildford Institute Archive shows the view through the main gates of Guildford station in the depths of winter (date unknown).
The station is on the left, the goods shed in the middle and Walnut Tree Close on the right flanked by the Billing & Son Printing Works.
Richard has also been a member of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway since 1964, two years after the five-mile branch line was closed by British Railways.
The passometer (walkway) across the station which also links Guildford Park Road is also receiving a facelift THE HISTORY OF GUILDFORD STATIONOne of the joys of producing a webpage is that it can be changed as you go along, and unlike the constraints of book publishing a webpage can be updated whenever any new material turns up thanks to the generous help of contributors.This of course could not have been achieved without the help of Guildford Borough Councillor, Bob Mc Shee.I must also thank the late Dave Salmon and Richard Greenwood MBE for providing the photographs that are etched on this plaque.For example, displaying good colour and shine, this BR Southern Region totem for Guildford station would grace anyone's collection; the lot went under the hammer for £460 at a GW Railwayana Auction in November 2014.(Below) Guildford station and town (looking in a Southerly direction) taken from a balloon in 1988.