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Whitwell Station Bridge.2 viewsThis is the scene in Nettlecombe Lane, Whitwell, where the Ventnor West Branch crossed over the lane on a plate girder bridge. The two brick abutments now stand open to the sky, as the former Railway Hotel on the left looks on. This very scenic line closed in September 1952. Most of the trackbed has disappeared back into the land from which it was formed.
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485045 departs from Ryde Pier Head.1 viewsThe catamaran from Portsmouth Harbour has disgourged its passengers on to set 485045 at Ryde Pier Head on the 19th July 1989. Car S9 leads the service to Shanklin out of the shadows and into the bright summer day. S9 was built in 1931. The tracks of the Ryde Pier Tramway that closed in 1969 are prominent in the foreground.
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485043 at Ryde St Johns Road.0 viewsCar 5, built in 1931 leads set 485043 at Ryde St Johns Road on the 17th July 1989. The unit was working from Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin. Like the metamorphosis of a butterfly, the units which were originally red, then blue, blue & grey, suddenly became a blaze of colour in their twilight years, when Network South East Livery was applied to the fleet. Desite being nearly 60 years old the livery made the trains look quite modern.
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483004 approaches Ryde Esplanade.0 viewsHaving just left Ryde Tunnel, 483004 climbs the gradient up towards Ryde Esplanade whilst working the 08.18 Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head on the 12th July 2012. The brick building to the left of the unit is the pump house for removing water from the Tunnel which is vulnerable to flooding in periods of heavy rainfall.

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483006 approaches Lake.0 views483006 is about to pass over the footcrossing at Lake Clifftop Gardens with the 16.18 Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head on June 25th 2013.
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483007 approaches Lake.0 views483007 approaches the footcrossing at Lake Cliff Top Gardens whilst working the 15.18 Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head on June 29th 2014.
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483006 arrives at Ryde Esplanade.0 views483006 runs along the gardens at Ryde Esplanade as it arrives with the 15.38 Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head service on July 5th 2015.
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Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum, Park Road Ryde.0 viewsThe Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum relocated from Newport Quay to the former Southern Vectis Depot in Park Road Ryde in early 2015. This view from July 8th 2015 shows three Southern Vectis Bristol double deck vehicles dating from 1959, 1965 & 1971.

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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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