Wootton railway station

Wootton railway station is former railway station, and now a recreated heritage station, at Wootton on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England. The original station, on the Newport-to-Ryde line, opened in 1875,[1] and was an intermediate stop on (successively) the Ryde and Newport Railway, Isle of Wight Central Railway, Southern Railway and British Railways. The original station closed on 21 September 1953,[2] and the line itself closed in 1966. Part of the line was re-opened as the heritage Isle of Wight Steam Railway in 1971. A new station at Wootton, about two hundred yards to the south east of the original, was opened in August 1986, and is now recreated in the style of an Isle of Wight Central Railway-era station.[3]

The Railway received a grant from the LEADER project in November 2011 for a rebuild of Wootton station, which involved extending the platform, extending the headshunt to accommodate the Ivatt tank locomotives, build a replica of the original wooden station building that was at Havenstreet, install new toilets and construct the base for the signal box, which will be relocated to the platform.

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Terminus   Isle of Wight Steam Railway   Haven Street
Disused railways
Whippingham   British Rail
Southern Region

IoW CR : Newport to Smallbrook Junction line
  Haven Street
Site of original Wootton Railway Station, Isle of Wight, UK
The location of the original station, seen here in 2018. Much of the cutting in which the station was sited has been filled in, and nothing visible remains of the station itself. The old railway track at this location is now a public footpath and cycle track.
Wootton
IoWSR coach & O2
The modern-era heritage station (July 2002)
Location
PlaceWootton Common
AreaIsle of Wight
Coordinates50°43′05″N 1°14′26″W / 50.718127°N 1.240613°WCoordinates: 50°43′05″N 1°14′26″W / 50.718127°N 1.240613°W (modern heritage station)
Grid referenceSZ536913
Operations
Managed byRyde and Newport Railway (1875 to 1887)
Isle of Wight Central Railway (1887 to 1923)
Southern Railway (1923 to 1948)
Southern Region of British Railways (1948 to 1966)
Isle of Wight Steam Railway (since 1971 )
Platforms1
History
1875Opened
21 September 1953Closed
1971Line Reopened
1987new station on different site
Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Gallery

Wootton station, Isle of Wight, UK

The station in 2018.

Signalbox at Wootton station - geograph.org.uk - 8069

Signal box at Wootton

Wootonticketoffice

Ticket office at Wootton

The Isle of Wight RJD 135

A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of lines around The Isle of Wight.

References

  1. ^ "Isle Of Wight Railways, then and now" Pomeroy, C,A: Oxford,Past & Present Publishing, 1993, ISBN 0-947971-62-9
  2. ^ "Steaming Through the Isle Of Wight" Hay,P : Midhurst,Middleton, 1988, ISBN 0-906520-56-8
  3. ^ Subterranea Britannica
Double heading

In railroad terminology, double heading indicates the use of two locomotives at the front of a train, each operated individually by its own crew. The practice of triple-heading involves the use of three locomotives. The practice of multi-heading involves the use of multiple locomotives and so on.

Double heading is most common with steam locomotives, but is also practised with diesel locomotives. It is not strictly the same practice as two or more diesel or electric locomotives working 'in multiple' (or 'multiple-working'), where both (or all) locomotives are controlled by a single driver in the cab of the leading locomotive.

North Wootton railway station

North Wootton was a railway station on the King's Lynn to Hunstanton line which opened in 1862 to serve the village of North Wootton on the outskirts of King's Lynn in Norfolk, England. The station closed along with the line in 1969.

Open top buses in the United Kingdom

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