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483007 on Ryde Pier.2 viewsWith the spire of All Saints Church dominating the skyline, 483007 rumbles up Ryde Pier to meet the catamaran from Portsmouth on the 9th July 2010. The site of the abandoned pier tramway is visible on the right of this scene.
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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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Class 03, 03079 at Sandown.2 viewsTransferred to the Isle of Wight in 1984, as a replacement for 05001, 03079 had to have its cab roof reduced in height to fit the tight Island loading gauge. The loco spent most of its time on the Isle of Wight in the sidings at Sandown with its entourage of departmental wagons, as seen here in July 1993. Built at Doncaster in 1960 as D2079, the loco worked from various North Eastern Region Depots, until it was moved to Eastleigh in 1983, where the cab height was modified before transfer across the Solent.
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485044 at Brading.0 viewsIn the hot summer sunshine, 485044 with Driving Car number 7 leading, pauses at Brading on July 16th 1989 whilst working a lunchtime Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin service. The site of the then recently lifted Down Line can clearly be seen. The banner on the footbridge reads - 'The New Island Line Trains are Here'. The first of the refurbished 1938 stock units, 483001 had crossed the Solent from Eastleigh Works earlier in July, and 1989 was to be the last year when the Class 485 & 486 vintage units held sway.

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E1 0-6-0T, W2 -'Yarmouth' at Haven Street.0 viewsA recreation of a long-lost Island locomotive at Haven Street on June 24th 2013. There were four E1s sent to the Isle of Wight in the 1930s, but the last was withdrawn in 1960. This E1 was sold by the Southern Railway to Cannock Colleries in 1927 but eventually was preseved on the East Somerset Railway. Exchanged for Ivatt 2-6-0 46447, the E1 arrived at Haven Street in October 2012.
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483006 arrives at Ryde Pier Head.0 viewsJourneys end for 483006 as it arrives at Ryde Pier Head with the 19.18 service from Shanklin on June 26th 2013.
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483006 departs from Ryde Pier Head.0 views483006 emerges into the evening sunlight as it departs from Ryde Pier Head with the 19.49 to Shanklin on June 26th 2013.
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483007 arrives at Lake.0 views483007 approaches Lake with the 08.18 Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head on July 3rd 2014. The whistle sign is for southbound trains approaching the footcrossing at Lake Cliff Top Gardens.

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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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