Sholing

For the New Year celebrations for 2018, Echo and I had visited friends in a land where trains no longer operated, and then pupped a trio of stations on the way home in the afternoon of New Year’s Day. When 2019 was to roll around, the same friends extended the invitation once more, and we were only too happy to accept. So while the midnight celebrations were filled with puppies and alcohol, come the afternoon (once we had woken up and recovered) we were thinking about what stations we could tackle. Holton Heath still needed pupping, as well as Branksome, Parkstone, and Hamworthy needing on-platform photos. But those stations were in the direction away from home, so we decided to go for a trio of semi-awkward stations on the outskirts of Southampton.

The first of which was Sholing, which is on the line branching off to Brighton from St Denys. We got there just as the early evening light was setting in. Very nice to look at, not so great for photographs. Still, we got the shot, so all was good. As we had started with a more distant station, we left Sholing and headed back towards Southampton, ending up at the next stop along the line…