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483007 approaching Yarbridge.1 views483007 is about to pass under the B3395 road bridge, at Yarbridge, with the 18.18 Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head service on the 9th July 2011. The line here was doubled by the Southern Railway in 1927 to increase capacity. The line reverted to back to single track in 1988.
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St Lawrence Station - Ventnor West Branch.1 viewsThis is the station building at St Lawrence on the former branch to Ventnor West, seen here on the 15th July 2011. The station had been the original terminus of the single line from Merstone, when the financially exhausted company opened the line in 1897. The onward extension to Ventnor was not opened until 1900. The building has had an extension built at the rear, where the trains once ran. The building still seems to retain its green & cream paint.
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485043 & 486031 cross at Sandown.3 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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Spare cars, 483010 at Ryde.2 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.

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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.
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483009 & 483002 at Ryde St Johns Road.0 viewsA view looking down from the station footbridge into the Depot Yard at Ryde St Johns Road on June 26th 2013. DM Car 129 of set 483009 is in the foreground, whilst 483002 was stabled in the cleaning siding. 483002 has not run in passenger service for a good number of years and is stripped internally. It is the spare reserve set should any problems occur with the other 5 operational sets.
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483006 at Shanklin.1 viewsRusty rails at Shanklin as 483006 awaits departure with the 14.38 to Ryde Pier Head on June 28th 2014. 2014 marks two anniversaries for Island Line, the route from Ryde St Johns Road to Shanklin celebrates its 150th year having opened on August 23rd 1864. Secondly, it is 25 years since the first of the refurbished Class 483s arrived from Eastleigh, 483001 arriving in July 1989.
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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.

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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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