Newport to Cowes Trackbed Tour

£7.00

Starting at the site of Newport station, various views of the area are filmed on a gloriously sunny day. Then the camera is bolted to the roof of a car and the first section of track bed is traveled, along what is now a road through an industrial estate.

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Starting at the site of Newport station, various views of the area are filmed on a gloriously sunny day. Then the camera is bolted to the roof of a car and the first section of track bed is traveled, along what is now a road through an industrial estate.

A few hundred yards north of Newport station, the track bed has been converted to an excellent cycle path, so filming continues by bike all the way into the southern end of Cowes.

En route see the Millpond viaduct, sites (and possibly remains) of halts at Cement Mills and Medina Wharf, a crumbling and rusting overbridge and numerous superb views across the River Medina as progress is made alongside the estuary.

Once into the built up area of Cowes, the site of Smithards crossing, Mill Hill station and tunnel (both ends) and the site of St Mary’s road bridge are all taken in before arriving at the site of the terminus at Cowes. A variety of views are shown of the old station site at Cowes in the search for any remaining clues left from railway days.

Includes constant, well-informed commentary throughout and reference to a vintage map.

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Year

2012

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