Longmoor Military Railway

Longmoor Military Railway

Longmoor Military Railway

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The Longmoor Military Railway (LMR) was a British military railway in Hampshire, built by the Royal Engineers from 1903 in order to train soldiers on railway construction and operations.


Authorised for construction from 1902, activities date from 1903 when a gauge tramway was laid to assist in removing seventy corrugated iron huts from Longmoor Military Camp Camp to Bordon.

The railway was relaid to standard gauge in 1905–1907 and was initially known as the Woolmer Instructional Military Railway. It was renamed the Longmoor Military Railway in 1935. The Liss extension was opened in 1933. The stations and junctions included:
  • Bordon – the northern terminal, adjacent to Bordon station and with access to British Railways via the LSWR owned Bentley and Bordon Light Railway
  • Oakhanger
  • Whitehill Junction
  • Two Range halt
  • Woolmer
  • Longmoor Downs – the original terminus, and largest station on the line
  • Weaversdown Halt – originally a passing place, a station was constructed which served the eastern side of Longmoor Military Camp
  • Liss Forest Road
  • Liss Junction – with access to the exchange sidings, and onwards into Liss British Railways goods yard
  • Liss – the southern terminus, with a platform adjacent to Liss railway station

An additional loop ran eastwards from Longmoor camp via a station at Hopkins Bridge to Whitehill Junction, completed in 1942. This provided circular running to the line, allowing for improved training without the need to turn trains at the...
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