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Wootton, once a through station, is now a terminus on the Isle of Wight steam railway
Railway type and traffic
The railway operates a number of 'smaller' steam engines, and a delightful collection of vintage carriages. Their trio of diesel shunters normally only operate on rare engineering duties.
This location is a crossing just a short distance away from the station, yet is surrounded by fields.
From Ryde, head out west on the A3054 which will take you to Wootton. Here you need to look for a left hand turn down Station Road, which will be easy to find. Go past the station and car-park, and take the next left down 'Littletown Lane' and then immediately left again down Packsfield Lane. This will take you to the location.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Isle of Wight, Wootton - Packsfield Lane map co-ordinates
The IOW Steam railway has been asked to point out there is 'Strictly no vehicle access or parking in the lane.'
Parking in the station car park and walking down the lane is acceptable.
There is the Woodman Arms just further down Station Road.
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Isle of Wight, Wootton - Packsfield Lane
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Isle of Wight, Wootton - Packsfield Lane
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Good shots can be had of trains approaching the station, but the view towards the station is not so good, but cannot be ruled out. As can be seen in these pictures (October 2007) clearance of line side vegetation is most welcome!
It should be quiet enough here for those who wish to take video.
As mentioned in the parking notes please do not park in the lane, but use the station car park.
General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west
Fig 2 - Looking south east
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