EPW023011 ENGLAND (1928). The Pier and Pier Head Station, Ryde, 1928

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Title [EPW023011] The Pier and Pier Head Station, Ryde, 1928
Reference EPW023011
Date August-1928
Place name RYDE
Parish RYDE
Easting / Northing 459288, 93563
Longitude / Latitude -1.1597108309795, 50.738076911308
National Grid Reference SZ593936


Ryde Pier. Opened 26 July 1814 is Britain's oldest pier.

Sunday 27th of July 2014 07:41:46 AM
Station was later rebuilt with four platforms. Trains ran in having passed the loco off the previous train which had run out onto the pier. This then coupled up to the back of the train and took it off to its next destination. As a result there was very little empty stock working at Ryde Pier Head. All Isle of Wight engines were tank engines.

Saturday 19th of January 2013 08:16:40 AM
Trains of most short 4 wheeled coaches, with just three longer bogie coaches in the one to the right.

Saturday 19th of January 2013 08:12:15 AM
Steamer for Southsea... probably a paddle steamer.

Saturday 19th of January 2013 08:10:25 AM
Almost certainly one of the four SR paddle steamers used on the Ryde pier head station to Portsmouth Harbour Station service at that time.

One or two remained in service till the 1950's and I can remember as a young child the joy of looking into the ships engine room and watching the paddles churning up the sea!

Thursday 24th of July 2014 12:58:37 PM
I can't be certain but I think it is PS "Shanklin" of 1924.

Saturday 13th of September 2014 10:11:12 PM
Lifeboat Station

Tuesday 20th of November 2012 09:59:14 PM
Ryde Pier Electric Tramway

Tuesday 20th of November 2012 09:58:27 PM
Steam locomotive - tank engine, possibly used for hauling out empty stock

Thursday 25th of October 2012 08:58:48 PM
Most likely an Adams Class 02 which began arriving in 1923.

Tuesday 20th of November 2012 10:01:36 PM
As far as I am aware, the Island railway lines only used tank engines - partly because this eliminated the need for turntables, partly because the short trains did not need more powerful locomotives.

John W
Sunday 8th of January 2017 08:50:07 PM

User Comment Contributions

Ryde Pier Head.

Roger Traviss
Friday 29th of June 2012 06:30:39 PM