Mill Hill (Isle of Wight) railway station

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Mill Hill (Isle of Wight) railway station
Location
Place Southern suburbs of Cowes
Area Isle of Wight
Grid reference SZ497954
Operations
Pre-grouping Cowes to Newport Railway (1862-1887)
Isle of Wight Central Railway (1887 to 1923)
Post-grouping Southern Railway (1923 to 1948)
Southern Region of British Railways (1948 to 1966)
Platforms 1
History
16 June 1862 Opened
21 February 1966 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of lines around The Isle of Wight.

Mill Hill Railway Station is a disused station on the Isle of Wight. It was first seen as the down train from Cowes emerged from the 208 yard tunnel along the curving platform,[1] the sweep still visible in 2005 [2] on a small area of grass where the demolished station[3] once stood.[4] Unlike many Island railway stations Mill Hill was busy at the beginning and end of each working day, depositing and picking up hundreds of workmen from shipyards.[5] Conversely, after passenger closure in 1966 a single employee spent six months on duty at the crossing just past the station with not one chance to open it.[6] Although freight traffic continued to Medina Wharf for a few months after passenger trains were withdrawn.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Medina Wharf   British Rail
Southern Region

IoW CR : Newport to Cowes line
  Cowes

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pomeroy, C,A Isle Of Wight Railways, Then and Now: Oxford,Past & Present Publishing, 1993, ISBN 0-947971-62-9
  2. ^ Enthusiasts web-site
  3. ^ Built in 1880 Steaming Through the Isle Of Wight Hay,P: Midhurst,Middleton, 1988 ISBN 0-906520-56-8
  4. ^ Gammell C.J Southern Branch Lines:Oxford, OPC, 1997 ISBN 0-86093-537-X
  5. ^ Paye, Peter (1984). Isle of Wight Railways remembered. Oxford: OPC. ISBN 0-86093-212-5. 
  6. ^ Hughie White, quoted in Once upon a line (Vol 4) Britton,A: Oxford, OPC, 1994 ISBN 0-86093-513-2

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Coordinates: 50°45′26″N 1°17′50″W / 50.7573°N 1.2973°W / 50.7573; -1.2973