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483006 at Ryde St Johns Road.2 viewsA view between the third rail electrical substation at Ryde St Johns Road, and the scaffolding clad signalbox, sees 483006 stabled in the Depot yard on the 9th July 2010.
Spare cars, 483010 at Ryde.1 viewsThe tenth class 483 set sent to the Isle of Wight in 1992, was spare set 483010. These two cars were body shells not fitted out, with their windows plated over. They were the strategic reserve, should any of the operational cars become damaged or should traffic levels increase to the extent that an additional unit may have been required. In 1998, along with four operational cars, 483010 was also set aside for disposal, and is seen here at the rear of the car park at Ryde St Johns Road in July 1999.
483008 departs from Ryde St Johns Road.0 viewsThe view from the road bridge at St Johns Road on July 15th 2012. 483008 departs Southbound with the 18.07 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin service, passing sister unit 483009 stabled in the Depot yard.
483008 emerges from Ryde Tunnel.0 viewsThe rarely photographed South End of the 396 Yard Ryde Tunnel. 483008 has left the busy Ryde Esplanade behind, emerging into the daylight with the 14.49 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin service on July 21st 2012. This location took some finding, it is only in sunlight for a few hours a day due to the depth of the cutting, surrounding buildings and unchecked lineside undergrowth.

485044 at Brading.0 viewsIn the hot summer sunshine, 485044 with Driving Car number 7 leading, pauses at Brading on July 16th 1989 whilst working a lunchtime Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin service. The site of the then recently lifted Down Line can clearly be seen. The banner on the footbridge reads - 'The New Island Line Trains are Here'. The first of the refurbished 1938 stock units, 483001 had crossed the Solent from Eastleigh Works earlier in July, and 1989 was to be the last year when the Class 485 & 486 vintage units held sway.
483009 departs from Ryde Esplanade.0 viewsHaving departed from Ryde Esplanade, 483009 crosses over to the Down Line with the 15.49 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin on July 5th 2013.
483004 approaches Ryde St Johns Road.0 views483004 approaches Ryde St Johns Road with the 16.49 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin on June 30th 2015. The siding to the right of the unit was once the down loop.
483004 (124) at Sandown.0 viewsPassengers sit and wait aboard 483004 as it works the 17.18 Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head on July 3rd 2015. The unit was awaiting the arrival of the 17.07 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin coming off the single line from Smallbrook Junction. Sandown is the only passing place south of Smallbrook.

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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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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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