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Isle of Wight Central Railway

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of 11 Ironmonger Lane, London

This 28.5 mile line was formed in 1887 by the amalgamation of the Ryde and Newport Railway and the Isle of Wight Railway. It worked the Newport, Godshill and St. Lawrence Railway lines and was the largest railway on the island. [1]

1887 The company was incorporated to amalgamate the Cowes and Newport Railway, the Isle of Wight (Newport Junction) Railway, and the Ryde and Newport Railway Companies. The line is nearly 22 miles in length. [2]

1923 Became part of Southern Railway. [3]

See Also


Sources of Information

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