Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway
Griffith, Edward C: 1947 (?): Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway 1901-1936
Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway, LSWR, Basingstoke to Alton, Hampshire,
opened 1 June 1909, closed 1 January 1917, reopened 18 August 1924, closed 12
The line was enabled by an Order of the Light Railway Commission under the Light Railways Act 1897.
It was abandonned in part by:-
23-24 George 5 cap.47 1933|
The route was from Basingstoke Station, through Cliddeseden Station, Herriard Station, to Butts Junction, and Alton Station.
The line was used for filming 'The Wrecker' in 1929. The production company
was Gainsborough, producer Michael Balcon, director G M Bolvary. A crash scene
was filmed at Spains Crossing near Herriard, 19 August 1928, with a Foden steam
lorry and SECR Stirling 4-4-0 no.148 with old SECR bogie coaches labelled United
Some of the crash shots were later used in 'Seven Sinners' produced by Gaumont British, 1937.
The line was also used for filming 'Oh! Mr Porter' in 1937, with LSWR Adams 4-4-0 no.657 and Adams 0-6-0 no,3509 and other locos and stock. The film was produced by Gainsborough, director Marcel Varrel, starring Will Hay. 'Buggleskelly' in the film is Cliddesden Station. The film titles were set against shots on the LSWR London and Southampton line.
railway company: London and South Western Railway, LSWR|
railway company: Southern Railway, SR|
Basingstoke Station, Basingstoke
Cliddeseden Station, Cliddesden
Herriard Station, Herriard
Butts Junction, Alton
12.9.1932: closed to passengers
1.6.1936: last train