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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 24 Mar 2008
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Location notes
Sandown is a popular sea-side location on the Isle of Wight.
Railway type and traffic
The line currently operates half a dozen class 483 units which were converted from ex 1938 underground stock in 1988. There are 2 trains in each direction every hour, generally in 20 and 40 minute intervals.
Environment
This location is a foot crossing on the edge of a modern housing area. There is a park on one side of the line here.
Road directions
From 'Lake' head north towards Sandown on the A3055. Not long after the road bears to the right, you will notice the line crossing the road ahead, and on your left before this is 'The Fairway' which is the road you need to take. After about 200yards, there is a public footpath on the right hand side. Follow this to the foot crossing.

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Isle of Wight, Sandown - Mansion Path map co-ordinates
Parking
Park your car in the Fairway, but note that parking is not allowed on one side of the road.
Public transport
Southern Vectis provide a regular bus service between Sandown and Shanklin.

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Amenities
There is are plenty of shops etc in Sandown itself, but nothing at the location. There are also some local shops at Lake.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Isle of Wight, Sandown - Mansion Path

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Streetmap links
Isle of Wight, Sandown - Mansion Path general view map
Isle of Wight, Sandown - Mansion Path close up map

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Isle of Wight, Sandown - Mansion Path



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Photographic notes
Photographic notes - Shots can be had in both directions from the steps which lead up to the crossing. Interesting shots can also be had from the recreation ground if you cross the line here, although steps would be useful if taking a shot by the fencing here.


General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 4 - Looking south


Fig 4 - Looking south


Fig 5 - Looking south west



Fig 5 - Looking south west

From the park.

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