Ningwood railway station

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Ningwood (IOW)
The old railway station, Ningwood - geograph.org.uk - 62588.jpg
The old station at Ningwood, now a private residence.
Location
Place Ningwood
Area Isle of Wight
Grid reference SZ401883
Operations
Pre-grouping Freshwater, Yarmouth & Newport Railway(1888-1913)
Isle of Wight Central Railway (1913 to 1923)
Post-grouping Southern Railway (1923 to 1948)
Southern Region of British Railways (1948 to 1953)
Platforms 2
History
10 September 1888 Opened (freight)
20 July 1889 Opened (passengers)
21 September 1953 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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of lines around The Isle of Wight.

Ningwood 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] A typical rural station [4] that rapidly lost passengers once buses reached West Wight,[5] it was one of the less economically viable stations[6] on this unprofitable line. Despite the addition of a 400-foot (120 m) long passing loop and water tank in 1927,[7] the station was in latter years a somewhat lonely outpost. The station house, situated on the "down" side, is now a private residence [8] and the modest passenger shelter on the "up" side their garden shed.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Yarmouth   British Railways
Southern Region

Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway
  Calbourne & Shalfleet

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Subterranea Britannica's page on Ningwood 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. ^ Paye, Peter (1984). Isle of Wight Railways remembered. Oxford: OPC. ISBN 0-86093-212-5. 
  8. ^ Gammell C.J "Southern Branch Lines": Oxford, OPC, 1997 ISBN 0-86093-537-X


Coordinates: 50°41′35″N 1°26′02″W / 50.69306°N 1.43389°W / 50.69306; -1.43389