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No 11

Covid-19 Coronavirus Statement (Updated 21st March)

Based on the latest Government guidance trains are suspended during March.
Heritage & Learning Review Issue December 2019

Heritage & Learning Review Issue December 2019

The latest Heritage & Learning Review Issue December 2019 is now available for you to view by clicking on the
6375 Progress update Nov 2019

6375 Progress update Nov 2019

Riveting on the 6375 underframe should be complete by mid-November. 2403 is in for a re-varnish and 6375 body has
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Ryde St John’s road latest news

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway has held a long term ambition to return steam hauled trains to Ryde St
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Railway awarded grant to construct an all-weather tourist facility

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway (IWSR) has been awarded a grant of £116,000 from the European Agricultural Fund for
Calbourne in service

4149 return to service

After 9 years of restoration, 4149 returns to service.
Museum & Archives Review Issue No. 19 June 2019

Museum & Archives Review Issue No. 19 June 2019

The latest Museum & Archive Review No. 19 June 2019 is now available
General Manager of the IW Steam Railway Announces Retirement

General Manager of the IW Steam Railway Announces Retirement

Peter Vail, General Manager of the IW Steam Railway has announced his retirement after 14 years.
Wootton Station

Webcam at Wootton Station now live

Our Wootton Webcam is now LIVE and available to view on our website.
Museum & Archives Review - Issue No.18 Feb 19

Museum & Archives Review – Issue No.18 Feb 19

The latest Museum & Archive Review No.18 February 2019 is now available
Accredited Museum

IW Steam Railway awarded Accredited Museum status by Arts Council England

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway has been recognised by Arts Council England as one of the UK's leading museum
IW Steam Railway scoops Heritage Railway Association accolade

IW Steam Railway scoops Heritage Railway Association accolade

IW Steam Railway scoops Heritage Railway Association accolade.
Latest update on Ryde Pier Tram - January 2019

Latest update on Ryde Pier Tram – January 2019

Tram Update January 2019
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Museum & Archive Review No. 17 November 2018

The latest Museum & Archive Review No.17 November 2018 is now available
Surprise Award for Flowery Calbourne

Surprise Award for Flowery Calbourne

Staff from the IW Steam Railway were surprised and delighted to learn they were to be the recipients of Ryde
BRAKE VAN RIDES EXCLUSIVE!

BRAKE VAN RIDES EXCLUSIVE!

For the first time ever, brake van rides are being offered at this year's Diesel Gala in September.
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TRAM UPDATE July 2018

We are delighted to report a major step forward with the restoration of Ryde Pier Tram Car 2.
Lineside Fire Risk and Advertised Timetable

Lineside Fire Risk and Advertised Timetable

Due to the extended period of hot, dry weather
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Souvenir Magazine of Carriage Restoration goes on sale

Now on sale is our glossy 32-page souvenir magazine that details the 6 month restoration of our carriage IWR Composite
CH4 Programme Reschedule

CH4 Programme Reschedule

CH4's Great Rail Restoration Episode 5 - the 'Time Train' has been rescheduled.
IW Steam Railway enters the Wight in Bloom Competition

IW Steam Railway enters the Wight in Bloom Competition

IW Steam Railway enters the Wight in Bloom Competition.
Calbourne in service

Channel 4 series – restoration of oldbury carriage

Restoration of Oldbury Carriage.
Railway Awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018

Railway Awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018

Railway Awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018.
Calbourne in service

‘Railway man’ of 40 years to lead steam railway engineering team

‘Railway man’ of 40 years to lead steam railway engineering team.
First Island train for Ivatt 41313

First Island train for Ivatt 41313

Ivatt Class 2 locomotive 41313 hauls its first Isle of Wight Steam Railway passenger train.
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41313 Returning to the Island and Ivatt Gala Announced

41313 will finally be returning to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway and an Ivatt Gala has been announced.
Heritage & Learning Review Issue December 2019

Heritage & Learning Review Issue December 2019

The latest Heritage & Learning Review Issue December 2019 is now available for you to view by clicking on the
Museum & Archives Review Issue No. 19 June 2019

Museum & Archives Review Issue No. 19 June 2019

The latest Museum & Archive Review No. 19 June 2019 is now available
Museum & Archives Review - Issue No.18 Feb 19

Museum & Archives Review – Issue No.18 Feb 19

The latest Museum & Archive Review No.18 February 2019 is now available
Accredited Museum

IW Steam Railway awarded Accredited Museum status by Arts Council England

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway has been recognised by Arts Council England as one of the UK's leading museum
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Museum & Archive Review No. 17 November 2018

The latest Museum & Archive Review No.17 November 2018 is now available
Locomotive Engineering News - April 2018

Locomotive Engineering News – April 2018

A news round-up from the Engineering Loco Department has now been produced in the form of a PDF and is
Locomotive Engineering News - August 2017

Locomotive Engineering News – August 2017

A news round-up from the Engineering Loco Department has now been produced in the form of a PDF and is
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Locomotive Engineering News – May 2016

As the 2016 operating season gets into full swing, we bring you an update on the work that has been
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Locomotive Engineering News – January 2016

The January 2016 locomotive repair and restoration news from the Isle of Wight Steam Railway's Mechanical Engineering Department.
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Locomotive Engineering News – October 2015

The October 2015 locomotive repair and restoration news from the Isle of Wight Steam Railway's Mechanical Engineering Department.
6375 Progress update Nov 2019

6375 Progress update Nov 2019

Riveting on the 6375 underframe should be complete by mid-November. 2403 is in for a re-varnish and 6375 body has
Calbourne in service

4149 return to service

After 9 years of restoration, 4149 returns to service.
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4115 Returned to Service

4115 Returned to Service during August 2018
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Another Historic Victorian Coach Completed by Skilled Team

Another Historic Victorian Coach has been Completed by our Skilled Team here at Havenstreet.
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Oldbury No.10 Project in Pictures

A pictorial record of our volunteers working on the Oldbury No.10 Restoration.
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Track Pack – July 2018

The latest news from the Isle of Wight Steam Railway's Civil Engineering Department.
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Track Pack – June 2018

The latest news from the Isle of Wight Steam Railway's Civil Engineering Department.
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Track Pack – May 2018

The latest news from the Isle of Wight Steam Railway's Civil Engineering Department.
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Track Pack – April 2018

The latest news from the Isle of Wight Steam Railway's Civil Engineering Department.
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Track Pack – March 2018

The latest news from the Isle of Wight Steam Railway's Civil Engineering Department.
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Wootton Groundframe is on the Move!

A job that has been outstanding for many years is finally coming to fruition following a meeting on Tuesday 4
Operating Dept News April-June 2015

Operating Dept News April-June 2015

Latest news from the traffic office for April-June 2015.
No 11

No 11… Latest News!

Yesterday, we were sad to report that No 11 had suffered a fault, which led to her being removed from
No 11

No 11… Latest News!

It's been a superb first day for No 11's return to traffic and all day the loco has performed solidly
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5-5-5 received from Brading Signal Box

Brading Station was opened by the Isle of Wight Railway in 1864 as part of the Ryde – Ventnor line.
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Operating News February 2014

Latest news from the operating department for February 2014.
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Operating News December 2013

Latest news from the operating department for December 2013.
Operating Department News - Summer 2012

Operating Department News – Summer 2012

Latest news from the operating department for Summer 2012.
Coronavirus Information

The Railway is closed until further notice. We will reopen as soon as Government advice changes. Thank you for everyone’s ongoing support; we hope to see you all again soon.