The Trevor Whelan Collection

Isle of Wight
transport miscellany 1

The Isle of Wight is an enchanting location in its own right, but to many transport students and enthusiasts its appeal is even more unique. The ferries plying their trade across the Solent; the railway network using redundant stock from the mainland; buses criss-crossing the island in a seemingly endless variety of route permutations; even two airfields. All these things and more make the Isle of Wight a source of constant fascination.

SVOC Bristol Lodekka at Bembridge, 1967. Some of my very first photographs were taken on the island, including this evocative image of a Southern Vectis Bristol Lodekka seen waiting by the former station building at Bembridge in the Summer of 1967. Sadly, the original negative, along with the bus and the building, has long since been lost, but my affection for the Isle of Wight has grown in the years since. Below are a few samples of my monochrome work shot on the island between 1980 and 1991.


Shanklin, 1980. Ref 036712
(485) 041 arriving
at Shanklin,
25th October 1980.
(036712)
The end of the line. Shanklin, 1980. Ref 036709
Shanklin, 1980, before
demolition of the bridge
over Landguard Road.
(036709)
Ryde Depot, 1980. Ref 036809
DM S7 (unit 034)
outside Ryde Depot,
October 1980.
(036809)
The bus that should have been a train. Bristol RE on rail replacement 39 at Ventnor, 1980. Ref 036708
Ventnor,
October 1980.
(036708)
Brading, 1981. Ref 042107
Brading, 1981.
(042107)
Ryde, 1981. Ref 042305
Ryde,
27th June 1981.
(042305)
Ryde Pier Head, 1982. Ref 048718
Ryde Pier Head, 1982.
(048718)
Newport, 1982. Ref 048705
Newport, August 1982.
(048705)
Ryde Esplanade, 1983. Ref 053317
Ryde Esplanade, 1983.
(053317)
Ventnor, 1983. Ref 053215
Ventnor, 1983.
(053215)
Sandown, 1982. Ref 048715
Sandown, August 1982.
(048715)
Shanklin, 1981. Ref 042006
Shanklin, 1981.
(042006)
Sandown, 1981. Ref 042103
Sandown,
27th June 1981.
(042103)
mv Cuthred approaching Fishbourne, 1983. Ref 053405
mv Cuthred
Fishbourne, 1983.
(053405)
Smallbrook, 1986. Ref 060020
Smallbrook Junction,
22nd March 1986.
(060020)
Sandown, 1989. Ref 070811
Sandown, 1989.
(070811)
Ryde St Johns Road, 1986. 
Ref 060024
Ryde St Johns Road, 1986.
(060024)
Ryde St Johns Road, 1991. Ref 074705
Ryde St Johns Road, 1991.
(074705)

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