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Terrier number 8 -'Freshwater' at Wootton.0 viewsIsle of Wight Time Machine 2.
Terrier 0-6-0T, Number 8 -'Freshwater' awaits departure from Wootton with the 16.17 to Smallbrook Junction on Sunday 26th June 2011. The adjacent 4-wheel coach once formed part of a push-pull set that worked on the long closed Ventnor West Branch.
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483004 at Lake.0 views483004 is into the last lap of its journey with the 15.07 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin Service on the 2nd July 2011. Having called at Lake the train is about to pass under the A3055 Skew Bridge. In the background can be seen the Footcrossing at Lake Clifftop Gardens.
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483004 climbs past Los Altos Park, Sandown.0 viewsAnother hot & sunny morning, sees 483004 climbing past Los Altos Park having called at Sandown with the 09.49 service from Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin, on the 3rd July 2011.
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483004 at Brading.0 viewsRunning along what was a double track section of line until 1988, 483004 approaches Barnes Footpath Crossing on the south side of Brading Station, with the 09.18 Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head service on the 4th July 2011.

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483004 at Shanklin.0 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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483006 approaches Brading.0 views483006 is about to pass over Barnes Footpath Crossing as it arrives at Brading with the 09.18 Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head on June 26th 2013. This section from Brading to Sandown was doubled by the Southern Railway in 1927, primarily to increase capacity on busy Summer Saturdays. The line was singled by Network South East in 1989.
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483002 (225) at Ryde St Johns Road.0 views483002 is the non-operational spare unit of the six remaining on Island Line. The unit is a hybrid formed of cars 122 & 225. 225 seen here was originally one half of set 483005. The original car from 483002 (222) & that from 483005 (125) were scrapped in 2000. With parts missing and in a less than pristine condition, the unit was stabled on number 2 road at Ryde St Johns Road Depot on July 1st 2014.
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Ex LBSCR 4-Wheel Coach 2343 at Haven Street.0 viewsComplete with tail lamp, 2343 brings up the rear of the 15.44 Smallbrook Junction to Wootton departing from Haven Street on July 9th 2014. Originally built in 1911, the coach was transferred to the Isle of Wight in 1925, and was eventually withdrawn from service in 1931. The body became part of a bungalow at Gurnard and was rescued for preservation in 1984. Fully restored and mounted on a reclaimed underframe from an SR PMV, the coach entered passenger service in 1997.

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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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