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483007 at Ryde Esplanade.0 viewsHaving been up the pier to meet the catamaran from Portsmouth Harbour, 483007 is seen departing from Ryde Esplanade on the return working, the 08.07 to Shanklin. The former down line, last used by the now-defunct Pier Shuttle service, is in the foreground. 11th July 2011.
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033 at Brading Station.1 viewsBrading Station had been the junction for the short two and three quarter mile branch to Bembridge, which closed on the 21st Sptember 1953. The branch trains depated from the right hand side of the platform, where set 033 is arriving with a Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin Service in July 1978. Brading was still lit by gas, and had Southern Railway & BR green enamel signs. The concrete uprights on the station nameboard still displayed the wartime 'blackout' markings.
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483004 at Shanklin.1 views483004 is at the end of the line at Shanklin, as it waits to return to Ryde with the 16.44 departure on the 21st July 1995. The space where the former up loop was situated can clearly be seen. The route south of here to Ventnor was closed on the 18th April 1966, some eight months before the end of steam traction. There was a plan to reopen the line in 1969, but the Ministry of Transport refused to sanction the project, and Ventnor remained cut off from the railway.
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485043 at Ryde Esplanade.2 viewsThe midday sun warms the wooden boards forming the platform at Ryde Esplanade on the 17th July 1989. 485043 leads a service from Shanklin, about to depart up to the Pier Head. The leading car is number 6, built in Birmingham by MCW in 1931. Its former LT number had been 3084. 1989 was the last summer when the vintage units held sway on Island Line. The first of the refurbished 1938 stock, 483001 had been delivered from Eastleigh Works earlier in July.

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483006 at Ryde Esplanade.0 views483006 gets the 07.49 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin away from Ryde Esplanade on June 26th 2013. The unit is crossing over to the Down Line and is about to traverse the 396 Yard Ryde Tunnel, one of the main reasons that 'normal' Mainland rolling stock cannot be used on the Isle of Wight.
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483007 arrives at Brading.0 views483007 arrives at Brading with the 10.07 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin on June 26th 2013. To the right of the line is a footpath that follows the course of the 2.75 Mile Bembridge Branch, Closed in September 1953.
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483007 & 483009 at Ryde St Johns Road.0 viewsA quiet-moment between service trains at Ryde St Johns Road on the late afternoon of June 30th 2015. 483007 & 483009 were stabled in the Depot Yard at the entrance to the Depot that dates from 1938.
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483007 - Park Road, Ryde.0 viewsWith the site of the old Ryde Gas Works on the extreme right, 483007 comes around the curve as it approaches Park Road at Ryde with the 15.07 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin on July 8th 2015.

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483004 arrives at Shanklin.0 viewsHaving travelled the 8.5 miles from Ryde Pier Head, 483004 arrives at Shanklin whilst working the 15.49 from the Pier Head on July 10th 2015.Jul 22, 2015
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483006 approaches Shanklin.0 views483006 approaches journeys end as it runs into Shanklin with the 16.07 from Ryde Pier Head on July 10th 2015.Jul 22, 2015
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483006 at Shanklin.0 views483006 stands in the sun at Shanklin awaiting departure with the 15.38 to Ryde Pier Head on July 10th 2015. Once a passing place on the way to Ventnor until the line southwards from Shanklin was closed in April 1966, the disused former Up platform is visible on the left of this scene.Jul 22, 2015
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483004 at Shanklin.0 viewsThe end-of-the-line at Shanklin as 483004 awaits departure with the 15.18 to Ryde Pier Head on July 10th 2015.Jul 22, 2015

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483004 - Heath Road Subway, Lake Station.0 views483004 passes over the subway that connects Heath Road and Araluen Way, as it departs from Lake Station with the 18.18 Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head on July 9th 2015.Jul 22, 2015
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BR Class 03 D2059 arrives at Haven Street.0 viewsD2059 rolls downgrade into Haven Street whilst working the last train of the day (16.19 Departure) from Smallbrook Junction to Wootton on July 9th 2015.Jul 22, 2015
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D2059 at Haven Street.0 viewsAt a quiet looking Haven Street, BR Class 03 D2059 stands with the 15.40 Wootton to Smallbrook Junction on July 9th 2015.Jul 22, 2015
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D2059 departs from Haven Street.0 viewsD2059 climbs away from Haven Street whilst working the 14.38 Smallbrook Junction to Wootton Heritage Diesel Service on July 9th 2015.Jul 22, 2015

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