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483009 at Drabbles Footpath Crossing, Sandown.0 views483009 has just passed over Drabbles Footpath Crossing, and is going away from the camera as it approaches Sandown Station with 14.18 service from Shanklin on the 14th July 2011. The 15 sign is the advanced speed restriction warning for the turnout into the loop at Sandown Station.
St Lawrence Station Overbridge.1 viewsAdjacent to the station building at St Lawrence, is the road overbridge that carries St Lawrence Shute, (a very narrow step lane), over the former line. To the left in this scene is the station, and to the right the former trackbed is covered with trees before disappearing under a housing development. The Southern Railway downgraded the station to an unstaffed halt in 1927. Closure came with the rest of the branch in 1952.
483001 - withdrawn at Ryde St Johns Road.1 viewsVarious cars of 1938 stock were reformed due to defects and accident damage, an appraisal of service requirements and the need to provide a pool of spare parts, saw four individual cars withdrawn from service in 1998. The cars were stripped of bogies and reusable items, and the remains were placed in the car park at Ryde St Johns Road awaiting disposal. A far cry from the fanfare and celebrations when 001 entered service in 1989, the pioneer unit lies rusting in July 1999. It was scrapped in April 2000.
483004 departs from Ryde Esplanade.0 viewsHaving called at Ryde Esplanade, 483004 departs with the 17.49 from Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin on July 15th 2012. The unit is crossing onto the Down Line before entering the 396 Yard Ryde Tunnel.

483006 departs from Ryde Esplanade.0 views483006 departs from Ryde Esplanade with the 07.49 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin on June 26th 2013. The disused former Down Line is on the right. In the adjacent Bus Station, a Southern Vectis Dennis Dart, HW54 BUO, gets ready to depart with a service to East Cowes.
483002 at Ryde Depot.0 views483002 the 'spare unit' stands in the evening sunlight in the yard at Ryde Depot on July 5th 2013. Close examination reveals a numberless unit, stripped internally and stained externally. Formed of former LT 1938 DMs 10221 & 11221, following refurbishment at Eastleigh, 483002 arrived on the Island on September 26th 1989, entering passenger service on October 7th 1989.
483006 at Alresford Road, Shanklin.1 views483006 is into the early stages of its journey with the 09.38 Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head on July 3rd 2014. The unit is approaching the footbridge at Alresford Road on the outskirts of Shanklin.
Ryde Pier.0 viewsThe rusty remains of one of the tramway track supports on Ryde Pier plays host to the local Pigeon population on July 5th 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
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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