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Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway

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of Hamilton House, Victoria Embankment, London

  • The Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport was a 12 miles long line that followed a route westwards out of Newport, Isle of Wight through a series of remote villages along a scenic route to the coast. [1]
  • First authorised in 1873 and dissolved in 1887.
  • Reincorporated on 26 August 1880 and opened to traffic on 10 September 1888. It was renowned for its friendly staff but was an impecunious line.
  • 1953 It closed for traffic on 21 September 1953.

Sources of Information

  1. Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. [1] Wikipedia