LATEST..          A Class 33 Diesel locomotive 33 202 will be joining us for our Diesel Gala on 29th Sept to 1st Oct inclusive - further details on the Diesel Gala page          All operating days and events can be found on our YOUR VISIT - Timetables page          Looking for gift ideas? Buy a FOOTPLATE EXPERIENCE VOUCHER today - date can be booked later to suit         
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DIESEL GALA

WHEN: 29th & 30th September, 1st October

WHERE: ISLE OF WIGHT STEAM RAILWAY - HAVENSTREET

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8 October 2017

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Join us for our 2nd Diesel Gala and a rare opportunity to see our diesels at work. For 3 days the Isle of Wight Steam Railway is handed over to diesel locomotion.

Please note that NO STEAM TRAINS will be running during this event – all passenger services will be hauled by diesel. 

The Diesel Gala TIMETABLE can be viewed HERE

The highlight of the event is a unique opportunity to see operating on the Isle of Wight a class 33 diesel locomotive. 33 202 was built in Birmingham and entered service in 1962. 202 will haul passenger trains and is a ‘slimline’ version of these diesels that carried the nickname “Cromptons”. The locomotive was withdrawn in 1998. It is presented in BR blue.

Also hauling passenger trains will be the BR Class 03 D2059 built in Doncaster in 1959.
There will be an opportunity to take a Brake van ride round the sidings behind D2554 built by Hunslet in 1956. This locomotive is known locally as ‘Nuclear Fred’.

The Train Story Discovery Centre will be open as will the Refreshment Room and Railway Shop.

A REAL ALE BAR will also be available in the marquee on the Show Field.


SPECIAL CLASS 33 FOOTPLATE EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITY

Immediately following the Diesel Gala on Monday 2nd October and Tuesday 3rd October the Railway is not open to visitors, but there is a unique opportunity to take a footplate experience in the cab of the Class 33 diesel locomotive 33 202.

For the price of just £80.00 you will enjoy a full round trip on the footplate of the Class 33 diesel.

Following a briefing you will join the footplate crew. For approximately 45 minutes you will stand alongside and observe the driver as the locomotive travels 10 miles through beautiful countryside.
 
After your trip you will receive a souvenir certificate to mark your experience.
 
Full details are below. To enquire further or to book the experience please telephone Liz Tagart on the Events Team at the Railway on 01983 885924 (direct) or 01983 882204 (general number).
 
Or you can email liz.tagart@iwsteamrailway.co.uk
 
To be able to join us for this Experience you must:
* Be in good health and reasonably fit (i.e. able to climb on and off the locomotives
  from the ground)
* Arrive at Havenstreet Station Commercial office 30 mins before the departure time
* Wear good footwear that will protect your feet
* Wear clothing that fully covers your arms and legs
* Not attend the experience under the influence of alcohol or drugs 

PLEASE NOTE: No Steam Trains will be operating during this event.


TICKETS


Entry and Diesel Train Tickets

Online price:  
Adult £11.50
Child £6.00
Infant FREE
Family £29.00*

Gate price:
Adult £13.00
Child £6.50
Infant FREE
Family £32.50*

Haven Falconry Bird of Prey Centre for Travellers:
Adult £5.00
Child £3.00
Infant FREE

Non-Travel Tickets
There is no admission only for this event.


*Family ticket - 2 Adults & 2 Children. Child 5-15 years, Infant 0-4 years.
All tickets are valid for one day.  Please see Terms and Conditions.

Class 33 Diesel IW Steam Railway 2017
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DIESEL GALA TICKETS

Adult - £11.50
Child ( 5 - 15 years) - £6.00
INFANT (0-4 YEARS) - FREE
Family ( 2 adults & 2 children) - £50.00
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DIESEL GALA DOG TICKETS

3rd Class - £3.00
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