Calbourne & Shalfleet railway station

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Calbourne (IOW)
Pound Crossing - geograph.org.uk - 580453.jpg
The crossing keeper’s cottage at Pound Lane , now a private residence.
Location
PlaceCalbourne
AreaIsle of Wight
Grid referenceSZ423883
Operations
Pre-groupingFreshwater, Yarmouth & Newport Railway(1888-1913)
Isle of Wight Central Railway (1913 to 1923)
Post-groupingSouthern Railway (1923 to 1948)
Southern Region of British Railways (1948 to 1953)
Platforms1
History
10 September 1888Opened (freight)
20 July 1889Opened (passengers)
21 September 1953Closed
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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of lines around The Isle of Wight.

Calbourne and Shalfleet railway station, was an intermediate [1] station of the Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway, incorporated in 1860,[2] opened over a ten-month period between 1889 and 1889 and closed 65 years later.[3] Situated between the two villages [4] and serving a moderately populous rural area [5] it was a "reasonably" successful station[6] on an ultimately unprofitable line. Originally the station had a cottage style front but after absorption by the Southern a corrugated building from the acrimonious-split era[7] was relocated to the site.[8] The station itself, situated on the down side, has long been demolished and replaced with a modern bungalow;[9] but the level-crossing keeper’s cottage, a short distance away at Pounds Lane, is still visitable.[10]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Ningwood   British Railways
Southern Region

Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway
  Watchingwell

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Subterranea Britannica's page on Calbourne & Shalfleet station - Nick Catford
  2. ^ Bennett,A "Southern Holiday Lines in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight": Cheltenham, Runpast 1994 ISBN 1-870754-31-X
  3. ^ Hay,P "Steaming Through the Isle Of Wight": Midhurst,Middleton, 1988 ISBN 0-906520-56-8
  4. ^ Pomeroy, C,A "Isle Of Wight Railways, Then and Now": Oxford,Past & Present Publishing, 1993, ISBN 0-947971-62-9
  5. ^ Maycock,R.J/Silsbury,R: The Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway: Usk, Oakwood, 2003 ISBN 0-85361-601-9
  6. ^ Britton,A "Once upon a line (Vol 4)": Oxford, OPC, 1994 ISBN 0-86093-513-2
  7. ^ 1913-1923
  8. ^ Paye, Peter (1984). Isle of Wight Railways remembered. Oxford: OPC. ISBN 0-86093-212-5.
  9. ^ Gammell C.J "Southern Branch Lines": Oxford, OPC, 1997 ISBN 0-86093-537-X
  10. ^ Visit by "Geograph" seeker


Coordinates: 50°41′32″N 1°24′04″W / 50.69222°N 1.40111°W / 50.69222; -1.40111