Freshwater (Isle of Wight) railway station


Freshwater (Isle of Wight) railway station

Infobox UK disused station
name = Freshwater


caption = The old Freshwater to Newport railway line (now part of CycleRoute NCN23 route) as it approaches the village.
gridref = SZ343871
manager = "Freshwater, Yarmouth & Newport Railway(1888-1913)
Isle of Wight Central Railway (1913 to 1923)
owner = Southern Railway (1923 to 1948)
Southern Region of British Railways (1948 to 1953)
locale = Freshwater
borough = Isle of Wight
platforms = 1
years = 10 September 1888 (freight);20 July 1889(passengers)
events = Opened
years1 = 21 September 1953
events1 = Closed

"This article is about a defunct station on the Isle of Wight, not the similarly named [ [http://www.travel-library.com/tours/pacific/australia/qld/cairns/skyrail_&_kuranda_scenic_railway.html Freshwater TRAIN Station] ] station on the Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Railway in Cairns, Australia."

Freshwater railway station, was the westerly terminus [ [http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/stations/f/freshwater/index.shtml Subterranea Britannica's page on Freshwater station] - Nick Catford] and largest station Pomeroy, C,A "Isle Of Wight Railways, Then and Now": Oxford,Past & Present Publishing, 1993, ISBN 0947971629] of the Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway, the platform being extended to accommodate the “Tourist Train”, a non-stop service from VentnorMaycock,R.J/Silsbury,R: The Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway: Usk, Oakwood, 2003 ISBN 0853616019] . Incorporated as the Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway Company in 1860 Bennett,A "Southern Holiday Lines in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight": Cheltenham, Runpast 1994 ISBN 187075431X] , opened over a ten month period between 1889 and 1889 and closed 65 years later Hay,P "Steaming Through the Isle Of Wight": Midhurst,Middleton, 1988 ISBN 0906520568] it was situated too far from the tourist honeypots of The Needles and Alum Bay to be consistently profitable Britton,A "Once upon a line (Vol 4)": Oxford, OPC, 1994 ISBN 0860935132] . There was additionally a run-round loop and a goods siding, often used for cattle docking Paye P "Isle of Wight Railways remembered": Oxford, OPC, 1984 ISBN 0860932191] . After closure the station was built over Gammell C.J "Southern Branch Lines": Oxford, OPC, 1997 ISBN 086093537X] by a factory, but this in turn has been demolished and a supermarket occupies the site.

References

See also

* List of closed railway stations in Britain

External links

* [http://www.npemap.org.uk/tiles/map.html#433,86,1 Freshwater station on navigable 1946 O. S. map]
* [http://www.shalfleet.net/steve/fyn.htm History of the FYNR]


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