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1889 Freshwater, Yarmouth & Newport Railway

1889 Freshwater, Yarmouth & Newport Railway

1889 Freshwater, Yarmouth & Newport Railway 150 150 Isle of Wight Steam Railway

This lengthy railway opened to passengers on 11 July 1889 to serve the sparsely populated West Wight. The line was mainly a speculative venture in the hope that new ferry routes and a Solent rail tunnel would emerge in their area. The line was never busy and was worked intermittently by the I.W. Central Rly from 1914, eventually closing on 21st September 1953