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Whippingham Station (Steam)

REF NR: 292

1. The station house has been restored and is in private occupation. A cycleway runs along the track bed at this point and a high fence has been erected making the station difficult to view. The down platform is still extant although heavily overgrown. The waiting shelter on the platform has been demolished.

Although Whippingham Station was opened in 1875 the passing loop wasn't added until 1912. Despite its very isolated location the station was a grandiose building serving Osborne House (the Island home of Queen Victoria) and in its early years it was for private use only but eventually became a public station although initially trains only stopped by request. The down platform, which only had a simple wooden waiting shelter was considerably shortened by British Railways after nationalisation.

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