1897 Newport, Godshill & St Lawrence Railway

1897 Newport, Godshill & St Lawrence Railway

1897 Newport, Godshill & St Lawrence Railway 150 150 Isle of Wight Steam Railway

The final railway on the island to be constructed ran from Merstone to Ventnor West. It reached St Lawrence on 20th July 1897 and Ventnor in 1900 on a rock shelf through the undercliff. Without question the most scenic section of any Island railway but was sadly the most short- lived.

The line operated for little more than 50 years to close on 15th September 1952