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483008 approaches Lake.1 viewsDrifting down the bank on the approach to Lake Station, 483008 makes ready to call at Lake, with the 07.08 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin on the 16th July 2010.
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483007 at Ryde St Johns Road.0 viewsViewed from the footbridge, erected at the south end of Ryde St Johns Road in 2000, 483007 runs in with the 08.38 service from Shanklin on the hot & sunny morning of the 11th July 2011. The down starting home signal is off, ready for the 08.49 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin service formed by 483009.
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485043 & 486031 cross at Sandown.2 viewsA pair of units cross in the loop at Sandown on the 15th July 1989. On the right 485043 is on a Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin Service, whilst on the left is 486031, northbound en-route from Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head. The line north of Sandown was originally double track, the second line installed by the Southern Railway in 1927.This section to Brading was singled in 1988. The lofty signalbox here was built by Saxby & Farmer in 1893 and was designed to look out over the now demolished platform canopy.
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045 at Ryde Depot.1 views4-VEC, 045 with car S23 nearest the camera, is seen stabled in the Depot yard at Ryde St Johns Road in July 1978. To the right can be seen the three cars of former set 046, its driving motor car missing due fire damage in 1975, which damaged car S25 beyond repair. The three trailers, S46, S49 & S8 were used as a spare add-on set at peak periods. The building in the middle of the picture with the twin doors is the original Isle of Wight Railway Engine Shed, dating from the opening of the line in 1864.

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Merstone Station Remains 19/07/12.0 viewsMerstone was a passing place on the Newport to Sandown Line, and a Junction, where the most scenic of the Isle of Wight Lines, the Ventnor West Branch diverged to the South. The branch closed in 1952 and the Newport to Sandown Line closing in February 1956. The island platform remains, slowly disappearing in the undergrowth. This view is looking West towards Newport. It was from this platform face that the Ventnor West Services arrived & departed. The trackbed here has since become a cycleway & footpath.
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483008 at Ryde St Johns Road.0 views483008 stands on number 1 road in the depot yard at Ryde St Johns Road on July 6th 2014.
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483006 approaches Shanklin.0 viewsWith foxes in the undergrowth on the left foreground, 483006 approaches journeys end at Shanklin as it arrives with the 18.07 service from Ryde Pier Head on July 6th 2014.
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Ex Wightlink 'St Helen'/ Delcomar 'Anna Mur' at Hythe, Southampton Water.0 viewsThe withdrawn Wightlink Car Ferry 'St Helen' was berthed at Hythe on Southampton Water on July 11th 2015. The vessel had been repainted in Delcomar livery ready for its new life working between Sardinia and Italy. The ship was the last Isle of Wight car ferry ordered by BR/Sealink and was constructed in Leith and delivered for cross Solent duties in November 1983. Its final day with Wightlink was on March 26th 2015. Fellow Wightlink vessel 'St Catherine' was sold to Delcomar in 2010.

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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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