Isle of Wight Railway






Dates

  /  /1864Isle of Wight Railway
Opened between Ryde Esplanade and Shanklin.
  /  /1866Isle of Wight Railway
Opened between Shanklin and Ventnor
  /  /1880Isle of Wight Railway
Due to poor connections from ferries at Ryde Pier the line was extended from Ryde Esplanade to Ryde Pier Head jointly by the London and South Western Railway and the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. This extension was to be used by the Isle of Wight Railway and the Isle of Wight Central Railway.
  /  /1966Isle of Wight Railway
Line closed between Shanklin (excluded) and Ventnor due to the poor condition of the tunnel to the north of Ventnor station. This tunnel is intact and in use today for the water supply pipe for Ventnor. The remaining line has been electrified using the London Underground third rail system and a service operates using London Underground type trains.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

You wont see these here again. 1938 tube stock (class 483s) waiting rather desperately to be replaced by class 484s in 2018. ...
Ken Strachan 01/04/2018
A pair of Seaspeed tickets for the return crossing from Portsmouth to Ryde and a pair of Island Line tickets for the journey from Ryde St. John^s Road ...
David Pesterfield 11/07/1969
Class 483 (ex-London Underground 1938 stock) from Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin on the Isle of Wight arriving at Ryde St. John^s Road station, on 20th ...
David Bosher 20/09/2014
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The awning at Brading may need a lick of paint, but the support bears the ornate lettering of the original Isle of Wight Railway. ...
Ken Strachan 02/04/2018
The train on the left is the 16.49 from Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin. Unfortunately it cannot reach the roundhouse on the right; which is just as well, ...
Ken Strachan 02/04/2018
The guard^s control area on the IOW 1938 stock is well kept, but inevitably looks like a museum exhibit. Given the small and local nature of the line, ...
Ken Strachan 01/04/2018
If you look carefully, you will see that the signalman at Brading is a real dummy. Which is OK, because the signal box is preserved as a museum. see ...
Ken Strachan 01/04/2018
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A Ryde to Shanklin service approaching Sandown station on 29th August 2013.
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Alastair McLellan 29/08/2013
Sandown station buildings opened in 1864 and were extended in the 1870s. This was once a junction station serving trains from Newport and Cowes. 29th ...
Alastair McLellan 29/08/2013
Isle of Wight Railway EMU services pass in the loop at Sandown on 29th August 2013.
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Alastair McLellan 29/08/2013
The Newport to Sandown cyclepath is a recent addition to the Isle of Wight network. This view looks East from the A3056 in April 2018. ...
Ken Strachan 03/04/2018
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Class 483 (ex-London Underground 1938 stock) just arrived from Ryde Pier Head at Shanklin station on 20th September 2014. This has been the terminus ...
David Bosher 20/09/2014
Shanklin station, with an ex-London Underground 1938 stock unit awaiting departure time for the 8 mile journey to Ryde Pier Head, on 29th August ...
Alastair McLellan 29/08/2013
The Grade II listed station buildings at Shanklin opened in 1864. From 1966 to the present day this has been the terminus of the line from Ryde Pier. ...
Alastair McLellan 29/08/2013
Train of former LT tube stock stands at the platform at Shanklin, Isle of Wight, in mid 1989. ...
Ian Dinmore //1989
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