Mill Hill (Isle of Wight) railway station

Mill Hill (Isle of Wight) railway station
Mill Hill (Isle of Wight) railway station
Place Southern suburbs of Cowes
Area Isle of Wight
Grid reference SZ497954
Pre-grouping Cowes to Newport Railway (1862-1887)
Isle of Wight Central Railway (1887 to 1923)
Post-grouping Southern Railway (1923 to 1948)
Southern Region of British Railways (1948 to 1966)
Platforms 1
16 June 1862 Opened
21 February 1966 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
Portal icon UK Railways portal
A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of lines around The Isle of Wight.

Mill Hill Railway Station was first seen as the down train from Cowes emerged from the 208 yard tunnel along the curving platform[1], the sweep still visible in 2005 [2] on a small area of grass where the demolished station[3] once stood [4]. Unlike many Island railway stations Mill Hill was busy at the beginning and end of each working day, depositing and picking up hundreds of workmen from shipyards [5] . Conversely, after passenger closure in 1966 a single employee spent six months on duty at the crossing just past the station with not one chance to open it[6].

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Medina Wharf   British Rail
Southern Region

IoW CR : Newport to Cowes line


  1. ^ Pomeroy, C,A Isle Of Wight Railways, Then and Now: Oxford,Past & Present Publishing, 1993, ISBN 0947971629
  2. ^ Enthusiasts web-site
  3. ^ Built in 1880 Steaming Through the Isle Of Wight Hay,P: Midhurst,Middleton, 1988 ISBN 0906520568
  4. ^ Gammell C.J Southern Branch Lines:Oxford, OPC, 1997 ISBN 086093537X
  5. ^ Isle of Wight Railways remembered Paye P: Oxford, OPC, 1984 ISBN 0860932191
  6. ^ Hughie White, quoted in Once upon a line (Vol 4) Britton,A: Oxford, OPC, 1994 ISBN 0860935132

See also

External links

Coordinates: 50°45′20″N 1°17′43″W / 50.75556°N 1.29528°W / 50.75556; -1.29528

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Merstone (Isle of Wight) railway station — Merstone The track bed near Merstone Station, now a cycle path[1] Location …   Wikipedia

  • Newchurch (Isle of Wight) railway station — Newchurch The track bed near Newchurch Station is now a cycle path. Location …   Wikipedia

  • Ningwood (Isle of Wight) railway station — Ningwood (IOW) The old station at Ningwood, now a private residence. Location …   Wikipedia

  • Newport Pan Lane (Isle of Wight) railway station — Pan Estate As near as is possible to get to the original site Location Place Pan Lane, Newport(Now known as …   Wikipedia

  • Isle of Wight Railway — The Isle of Wight Railway (IoWR) was opened on 23 August 1864. It had a total length of 14.5 miles from Ryde to Ventnor and a branch line from Brading to Bembridge. It had junctions with the Isle of Wight Central Railway (IoWCR) at Smallbrook… …   Wikipedia

  • Mill Hill railway station — may refer to: Railway stations currently in use Mill Hill (Lancashire) railway station in Lancashire Mill Hill Broadway railway station in London Mill Hill East tube station in London Disused or demolished railway stations Mill Hill (Isle of… …   Wikipedia

  • Mill Hill station — may refer to: Mill Hill (The Hale) railway station Mill Hill (Lancashire) railway station Mill Hill (Isle of Wight) railway station Mill Hill Broadway railway station Mill Hill East tube station This disambiguation page lists articles associated… …   Wikipedia

  • Isle of Wight Central Railway — See also: Railways on the Isle of Wight [v · d · …   Wikipedia

  • Cowes railway station — The station in 1963 Location Place Cowes …   Wikipedia

  • Newport railway station (IoWCR Isle of Wight) — Newport IWCR Approaching Newport IWCR railway station along the route of the defunct railway, now Cycle Route NCN23 …   Wikipedia