Inspiring, Surprising and Award-Winning … Your visit to The Isle of Wight Steam Railway will charm, engage and captivate, leaving you with some lasting memories of a special day out.
Thrill to the sight and sound of powerful majestic steam engines
Breathe in the evocative smells of a real steam railway
Soak-up the rhythm of quiet rural stations while enjoying the friendliness of traditionally uniformed staff
Settle back in beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages and discover an idyllic view of the Island’s unspoilt countryside. Keep an eye out for a red squirrel or deer darting away from the train as you pass through ancient woodland, and watch for a solitary kestrel perched on a fence post seeking its prey as the train ambles through open farmland and sweeping downland! … And take time to hop off at one of our stations to enjoy a stroll in the countryside or just to relax and watch the trains go by!
Our Locomotives and Carriages have all been painstakingly restored to pristine condition and are the hallmark of our delightful railway. Our oldest locomotive was built in 1876 and carriages date back to 1864!
A living, breathing, working museum, the Isle of Wight Steam Railway is a popular and fascinating destination for all age groups.
The Railway was first honoured in 1979 and, over the years, has been proud to win numerous local and national awards including: