Havenstreet railway station

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Havenstreet
Havenstreet Station - geograph.org.uk - 17799.jpg
Location
Place East of Guildford Farm
Area Isle of Wight
Grid reference SZ555898
Operations
Managed by Ryde and Newport Railway (1875 to 1887)
Isle of Wight Central Railway (1887 to 1923)
Southern Railway (1923 to 1948)
Southern Region of British Railways (1948 to 1966)
Isle of Wight Steam Railway (since 1971 )
Platforms 2
History
1875 Opened (Haven Street)
1958 Renamed (Havenstreet)
21 February 1966 Closed
1971 Reopened
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Haven Street railway station opened in 1875 [1] and was an intermediate stop on (successively) the Ryde and Newport Railway, Isle of Wight Central Railway, Southern Railway [2] and British Rail-being renamed Havenstreet in 1958.[3] It closed on 21 February 1966[4] but re-opened as the headquarters of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway in 1971.

Developments since re-opening have included the construction of a locomotive works, carriage and wagon repair works, additional sidings and a café. Additionally, the former gasworks has been opened to the public as a shop and museum, the water tower formerly at Newport was re-erected at Havenstreet in 1971,[5] and money is being raised for the construction of a carriage storage shed.

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Wootton   Isle of Wight Steam Railway   Ashey

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Isle Of Wight Railways, Then and Now", Pomeroy, C,A: Oxford,Past & Present Publishing, 1993, ISBN 0-947971-62-9
  2. ^ Southern E-group web-site
  3. ^ Subterranea Britanica
  4. ^ "Steaming Through the Isle Of Wight", Hay,P : Midhurst,Middleton, 1988 ISBN 0-906520-56-8
  5. ^ "Isle of Wight Steam Railway - Havenstreet". Retrieved 2009-03-27. 

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Coordinates: 50°42′19″N 1°12′55″W / 50.70520°N 1.21541°W / 50.70520; -1.21541