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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 24 Mar 2008
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Location notes
This location is on the Isle of Wight steam railway, and is between Ashey and Smallbrook.
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 is a pleasant rural location. There may be farm animals nearby, but you should not have to disturb them here. If you decide to walk to Calloways crossing from here, then you will need to cross a field which is sometimes home to cattle or sheep. Alternatively, you can go via the main road.
Road directions
From Ryde, head south on the A3055, taking a right hand turn into Great Preston Road as you leave the town. Keep keep right at the next fork in the road and continue down Smallbrook lane. You will pass over the railway, and will then reach a mini roundabout half-way up the hill. Turn left here, and you should notice the speedway stadium on your left.
Further along this road just past some farm buildings (and the public footpath sign) you will notice a lay-by, which is an ideal place to park your vehicle! Take the public footpath which leads to the crossing.

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Isle of Wight, Whitefield Crossing map co-ordinates
Park in the small lay-by.
Public transport
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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, Whitefield Crossing

Googly map
Streetmap links
Isle of Wight, Whitefield Crossing general view map
Isle of Wight, Whitefield Crossing close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Isle of Wight, Whitefield Crossing

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Photographic notes
This location is good for photographing trains to Smallbrook in the mornings, but is best for trains in the other direction from late morning through to the afternoon.
This location could be good for video, but you may get the odd bleeting sheep, or passing motorist on the nearby road.

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

Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking north east - Image Victoria Rodhouse

Fig 2 - Looking north east - <i>Image  Victoria Rodhouse</i>

Fig 3 - Looking north east

Fig 3 - Looking north east

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