Mill Hill (Isle of Wight) railway station


Mill Hill (Isle of Wight) railway station
Mill Hill (Isle of Wight) railway station
Location
Place Southern suburbs of Cowes
Area Isle of Wight
Grid reference SZ497954
Operations
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
History
16 June 1862 Opened
21 February 1966 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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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
  Cowes

References

  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


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