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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 24 Mar 2008
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Location notes
Shanklin is a popular sea-side town 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.
This location is a footbridge which crosses the line. There is a recreation ground to the north of the line, and as such, the location not only attracts friendly locals out to walk their dogs, but also less desirable visitors.
Road directions
From Shanklin, had north towards Sandown on the A3055. Alresford Road is a turning on the left, directly opposite the speed camera.

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Isle of Wight, Shanklin - Alresford Road map co-ordinates
Park at the bottom of the road. Your car will be visible from the bridge here.
Public transport
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There are plenty of local shops in the area, including a Co-Operative in Oaklyn gardens which is only a short walk away.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Isle of Wight, Shanklin - Alresford Road

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Streetmap links
Isle of Wight, Shanklin - Alresford Road general view map
Isle of Wight, Shanklin - Alresford Road close up map

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Isle of Wight, Shanklin - Alresford Road

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Photographic notes
Various shots can be had in both directions here, although if sunny, shots of southbound trains are likely to be more favourable from late morning onwards.

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

Fig 1 - Looking south west

Fig 2 - Looking north east

Fig 2 - Looking north east

Fig 3 - Looking south west - Image Victoria Rodhouse

Fig 3 - Looking south west - <i>Image  Victoria Rodhouse</i>

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