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Ryde MPD

After the railways of the Isle of Wight had merged into one with the formation of the Southern Railway the locomotive servicing and repair facilities were centred on Ryde St John’s Road where the premises were either side of the station. On the west side of the station was a two road engine shed with two other roads alongside whilst on the east side were the C.M.E’s sidings consisting of a three road shed plus four other sidings, the first and fourth of which ran into another, smaller, shed alongside the main one.
 
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Five O2s and the engine shed. From left is Nº2 road with the loco being cleaned, Nº3 and Nº4 roads leading inside the shed and, on the far right, the stores road.

photograph by Keith Harwood

 
O2 NºW26 Whitwell waiting outside the shed for the next duty on 3rd September 1961.

photograph by Chris Knowles-Thomas

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Ryde engine shed O2 NºW30 Shorwell is at the front of the queue of O2s standing in Nº3 road. As can be seen, the shed was quite deep and more than capable of holding eight engines.

photograph by Keith Harwood

 
Here O2 NºW29 Alverstone is taking water in Nº2 road. Nº1 road ran away to the left of this view at an angle of about 45° from this road.

photograph by Keith Harwood

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Ryde W20 and two other O2s in the grime of the loco yard.

photograph by Roger Traviss

 
W21 Sandown out of steam at Ryde MPD on 13th February 1966

photograph by Keith Harwood

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