Whippingham railway station
|Whippingham railway station|
|The old Newport to Smallbrook Junction line near Whippingham|
|Place||Opposite Isle of Wight Crematorium|
|Area||Isle of Wight|
|Grid reference||SZ 524915|
|Original company||Ryde and Newport Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Isle of Wight Central Railway|
Southern Region of British Railways
|21 September 1953||Closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Whippingham railway station was arguably the most underused station on an often sparsely used network. Built solely because of the need to have a station within close proximity to Osborne House, it is known that Queen Victoria did use the station on at least one occasion, on 11 February 1888, when she travelled from Whippingham to Ventnor and back for the opening of the National Consumption Hospital there. The station is also known to have been used by the young Lord Mountbatten. In its early days its passenger carrying status was ambiguous  and, although always clean and tidy, never very busy. A passing loop was added in 1912 and indeed was retained for a further three years after closure in 1953. The station house, now a splendid private dwelling, still stands with the only other building within any sort of close proximity being the Island crematorium.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
IoW CR : Newport to Smallbrook Junction line
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- Marjorie Smith, daughter of the stationmaster between 1917 and 1925- quoted in Britton, A. (1994). Once upon a line (Vol. 4). Oxford: OPC. ISBN 0-86093-513-2.
- Enthusiasts Web-Site
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- Pomeroy, C.A. (1993). Isle Of Wight Railways, Then and Now. Oxford: Past & Present Publishing. ISBN 0-947971-62-9.
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