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    Isle of Wight

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    1 ROUTE INFORMATION ........................................................................................ 4

    1.1 History .................................................................................................................... 4

    1.2 Island Line History ..................................................................................................... 5

    1.3 The Isle of Wight Steam Railway .................................................................................. 5

    2 ROLLING STOCK ................................................................................................ 6

    2.1 Class 483 Electric Multiple Unit ................................................................................... 6

    2.2 Design & Specification ................................................................................................ 7

    2.3 Kitchener Class 0-4-0ST Invincible ............................................................................. 8

    2.4 Southern Railway Push-Pull Set 484 .............................................................................. 9

    2.5 5 Plank 10 Ton Open Goods Wagon ................................................................................ 9

    3 SCENARIOS ..................................................................................................... 10

    3.1 After the Flood ....................................................................................................... 10

    3.2 And So to Bed ......................................................................................................... 10

    3.3 Island Liner Day Rover: Part 1 ................................................................................... 10

    3.4 Island Liner Day Rover: Part 2 ................................................................................... 10

    3.5 Isle of White ....................................................................................................... 11

    3.6 Last Train Standing .................................................................................................. 11

    3.7 Let the Music Play On ............................................................................................... 11

    3.8 Lightning Strike ...................................................................................................... 11

    3.9 Lights! Camera! Action! ............................................................................................ 12

    3.10 Looking After Number One ....................................................................................... 12

    3.11 Much Merriment and Cake ....................................................................................... 12

    3.12 Pier Pressure ........................................................................................................ 12

    3.13 Santa Special ........................................................................................................ 13

    3.14 Shanklin Sunrise .................................................................................................... 13

    3.15 Solent Night .......................................................................................................... 13

    3.16 Sun Day ................................................................................................................ 13

    3.17 Ticket to Ryde....................................................................................................... 14

    3.18 When the Wind Blows ............................................................................................. 14

    4 SIGNALS ........................................................................................................ 15

    4.1 Main Signal Head Aspects .......................................................................................... 15

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    4.2 Ground Signals and Position Light Signals ..................................................................... 15

    4.3 Entering an Occupied Section of Track ........................................................................ 16

    4.4 Repeater Signals ..................................................................................................... 16

    5 SPEED SIGNS .................................................................................................. 17

    5.1 Permissible Speed Indicators ..................................................................................... 17

    5.2 Permissible Speed Warning Indicators ......................................................................... 17

    6 DRIVING THE CLASS 483 ................................................................................... 18

    6.1 Cab Controls ........................................................................................................... 18

    6.2 Additional Controls .................................................................................................. 19

    6.3 Starting the Multiple Unit ......................................................................................... 19

    6.4 Stopping the Multiple Unit ........................................................................................ 19

    7 DRIVING THE 040ST 'INVINCIBLE' ....................................................................... 20

    7.1 Cab Controls ........................................................................................................... 20

    7.2 Starting the Locomotive ........................................................................................... 21

    7.3 Stopping the Locomotive .......................................................................................... 22

    8 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ...................................................................................... 23

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    1 Route Information

    1.1 History

    The birth of rail on the Isle of Wight was signalled by the opening in 1862 of a line linking Newport to Cowes. From this beginning, additional lines were laid and services expanded. The line from Ryde to Newport was opened in 1875 and by 1890 the Island was served by an extensive network. However for all the ambition of the railways, a lot of these lines had low traffic, which might be seen as a reflection of the isolation and relative poor standard of life on the Island at the time. It was due to this that the cost of acquiring brand new rolling stock was prohibitive and instead relied on using already worn equipment shipped over from the mainland. This is a legacy that has carried on to the present day as much of the current stock used on the Isle of Wight is borrowed or second hand. The different lines on the Island were owned by different operators with inconsistent practices which many Islanders found confusing. Under the Railways Act of 1921 the new Southern Railway took over all railways on the Isle of Wight making operation more coherent. The 1930s were a period of hope for railways on the Island with tourism steadily increasing. This was abruptly halted in 1940 due to Government prohibiting travel to and from the Isle of Wight for holiday and pleasure due to the war. After the war, rebuilding began but the elected Labour Government committed to nationalise the transport system which led to closures in the early 1950s. A second round of closures occurred in the 1960s when the Beeching report almost marked the end of rail travel on the Island. However, in 1965 a reprieve was given to the Ryde to Shanklin section of the Ryde to Ventnor line. The line was electrified to allow the running of tube stock formed from 43 ex- London Underground cars of Standard stock which were refitted and for the needs of the line as these could fit under the bridge at Ryde. The last

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    steam services on the Island ran on the remaining Ryde to Shanklin line on 31 December 1966 with the new electric stock beginning passenger services on 20th March 1967.

    1.2 Island Line History

    Throughout the 1920s and 30s there were many minor adjustments along the Ryde to Ventnor line. In 1927 the main line was increased to double track between Brading and Sandown, the legacy of which can be seen today with the double track width spacing at Brading Station. British Railways closed the Bembridge branch from Brading in 1953 and more widespread closures occurred in the 1960s, including the Shanklin to Ventnor part of the IWR main line in 1966. In the 1980s, the British Rail network was divided into sectors resulting in the line becoming part of the Network SouthEast sector and services on the line were branded as Ryde Rail. In 1987 a new station was opened at Lake, on the site of a halt that existed earlier in the 20th century, breaking up the journey between Sandown and Shanklin. The Standard stock which had survived for about two decades was starting to deteriorate and new stock began to be considered. Around this time the 1938 London Underground tube stock had been withdrawn from operation and it seemed a logical solution to procure this very successful stock. The