REALLY SideTracked - Ningwood
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About Nigwood Station
Ningwood railway station, was an intermediate station of the Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway, incorporated in 1860, opened over a ten-month period between 1889 and 1889 and closed 65 years later. A typical rural station that rapidly lost passengers once buses reached West Wight, it was one of the less economically viable stations on this unprofitable line. Despite the addition of a 400-foot (120 m) long passing loop and water tank in 1927, the station was in latter years a somewhat lonely outpost. The station house, situated on the "down" side, is now a private residence and the modest passenger shelter on the "up" side their garden shed.
Ningwood Station had a passing loop and two platforms. The loop was extended in Southern Railway days to accommodate longer trains.
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