SZ5881 : Shanklin station, Isle of Wight

taken 39 years ago, near to Shanklin, Isle of Wight, Great Britain

Shanklin station, Isle of  Wight
Shanklin station, Isle of Wight
When I first visited the Isle of Wight as a boy with my parents shortly after World War II, there were lots of trains almost all over the island, pulled by small tank engines whose numbers all started with a 'W'. Sadly I did not then possess a camera. When I returned in 1978 all this had changed and only one railway line was left, from Ryde to Shanklin. It was electrified and the trains provided were old tube trains from London, as seen here. The signal box on Shanklin station still survived. The electric train was hot, crowded and very bumpy.
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Date Taken
Monday, 17 July, 1978   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 July, 2007
Category
Railway station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 580 819 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:38.0347N 1:10.8155W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 580 818
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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