Railways On The Isle Of Wight

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! There once existed a 551/2 mile (89km) network of railway lines on the Isle of Wight. They were opened by several companies between 1862 and 1901, and all but the 81/2 mile-long Island Line closed between 1952 and 1966. A further 51/2 miles have reopened as the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. The first railway to be built on the island ran for a distance of 2,500 yards (2,300 m). It was opened in 1833 on the Nash Estate near Yarmouth. Its usage is presumed to have been for transporting brickmaking materials to and from a jetty on the Solent, and it is not thought to have used mechanical tra


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