The daily (Monday to Friday) goods train from Medina Wharf to Ryde St. John's Road crosses the River Medina bridge soon after passing through Newport station with its load of coal wagons. The train is hauled by O2 0-4-4T No. W35 "Freshwater". The bridge originally had an opening section for river traffic to pass and was double track while it also carried the line from Newport to Ventnor West. The second track was removed after closure of this line, as can be seen by the bricked up section on the abutment on the left of the picture. Thursday 3rd September 1964. Slide No. 1034.
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