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483009 departs from Ryde Esplanade.0 views483009 crosses over to the down line on the approach to Ryde Tunnel with the 07.49 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin on the 11th July 2011. The restricted bore of the tunnel here is one of the main reasons why standard rolling stock built to mainland loading gauge size cannot be used on the Isle of Wight.
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483005 at Ryde Esplanade.0 views483005 leads a 4-Car formation up the 1:50 gradient from the tunnel at Ryde Esplanade in July 1993. The line here is sandwiched between the main road & gardens, and the car & coach park adjacent to the Hovertravel terminal. The restricted size of Ryde Esplanade Tunnel is one of the reasons why standard mainland size rolling stock cannot be used on Island Line. Resplendent here in smart NSE Livery, 483005 was one of the sets disbanded in 1999.
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'Solent Cat' at Ryde Pier Head.0 viewsOn loan to Wightlink, 'Solent Cat' has just left the berth at Ryde Pier Head with the 17.10 service to Portsmouth Harbour on the 15th July 2012. The vessel was substituting for the regular Wightlink 'WightRyder 1' which was out of service due to engine replacement.
'Solent Cat' was built by South Boats at East Cowes in 2002.
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4-VEC 043 at Ryde Esplanade.0 viewsDriving Motor Car S2S formed into set 043, was working the Ryde Pier shuttle service on July 21st 1978. The car was a product of MCW dating from 1934 and externally appeared to be in original condition as sent to the Isle of Wight in 1966 including blue liveried sliding doors. The Ryde Pier shuttle was a replacement for the Pier Tramway closed in 1969. The former Down Line was used for the shuttle service with a unit 'locked in' on the section between the Pier Head and Esplanade.

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J94 0-6-0ST 'Waggoner' at Ashey.0 viewsWith an unspoilt Island backdrop, J94 0-6-0ST, WD192 -'Waggoner' brings the 17.40 Haven Street to Smallbrook Junction past Long Arch at Ashey on June 29th 2013. The Isle of Wight Steam Railway was having a 'Midsummer Nights Steam' event with services running into the evening and night. The loco came from the now closed Museum of Army Transport at Beverley, and carries Longmoor Miltary Railway livery.
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483007 arrives at Lake.0 views483007 arrives at Lake with the 08.49 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin on July 3rd 2014.
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483007 at Ryde St Johns Road Depot.0 views483007 stabled on Number 1 Road at Ryde St Johns Road Depot on June 30th 2015. 007 was the first unit to have London Transport red livery applied back in 2003.
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483002 (Spare) at Ryde St Johns Road.0 viewsIsland Line has five operational Class 483s (004/006/007/008/009) with 483002 as a spare unit that has been out of passenger service for many years. The unit was stabled on No.2 road at Ryde St Johns Road Depot on July 6th 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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