A railway station on a pier (at the wet end)

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Although New Holland Pier railway station closed 20 years ago, was it actually unique in the sense of
(a) actually built on the seaward end of a pier
(b) built entirely of timber
(c) having the sea (actually the River Humber) just 100 yards past the terminating buffers.
 
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Isn't Ryde Pier Head in a similar situation - at the wet end of a pier, with the Solent for company?
Not sure if it's built entirely of timber, though. So perhaps 2 out of 3.
 
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Although New Holland Pier railway station closed 20 years ago, was it actually unique in the sense of
(a) actually built on the seaward end of a pier
(b) built entirely of timber
(c) having the sea (actually the River Humber) just 100 yards past the terminating buffers.
Ryde Pier Head sprang to mind, but I'm not sure the pier is still timber
 

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Craigendorran pier looks like from old pictures that the triangle track extended onto the wooden pier.

This was actually OH electrified and blue train (303s) ran out to it, connecting to various ferries.

Luss pier was also served in summer, but I think the track used to only extend to the platforms there. (used to be an 08 shunt for the 303 off the wires in summer: I did see a 20 there once - maybe it was just on PW duty)
 

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Hythe Pier has iron supports I think though it has wooden planking. Southend-on-Sea's was originally timber (with a horse-drawn tramway) though replaced with an iron pier in 1890 that had an electric tramway installed.

Portsmouth Harbour station is built on a timber pier.
 

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(c) having the sea (actually the River Humber) just 100 yards past the terminating buffers.
At high tide (I presume) having the sea below a large part of the train, let alone the buffers (IIRC, very long time ago, catching the Brocklesby Castle)
 

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Port Victoria station on the Isle of Grain in Kent was also built on a timber pier. Unfortunately the wooden supports were continually attacked by some sort of sea worm and the station was eventually moved back down the line on to land in the early 20th Century.
 

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In Ireland:

Rosslare Harbour Pier (closed 1989, but remained in use as a stabling/runround facility until April 2008).

Carlisle Pier, Dun Laoighre (closed early 1980s).
 

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Craigendorran pier looks like from old pictures that the triangle track extended onto the wooden pier.

This was actually OH electrified and blue train (303s) ran out to it, connecting to various ferries.

Luss pier was also served in summer, but I think the track used to only extend to the platforms there. (used to be an 08 shunt for the 303 off the wires in summer: I did see a 20 there once - maybe it was just on PW duty)
No pier at Luss - not even a station! You mean Balloch Pier :)

There used to be a very extensive layout there - lots of sidings for ECS from excursion trains.
 

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No pier at Luss - not even a station! You mean Balloch Pier :)

There used to be a very extensive layout there - lots of sidings for ECS from excursion trains.
:oops:yes of course, I meant to write balloch and took the boat excursion to Luss for some reason.

While on scenic spots: I think Mallaig had a pier freight terminal many years ago which took the fish trains which used to run.
 
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