1960s Weekend

1960s Weekend

1960s Weekend 2560 947 Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Book Tickets 25 September 2021 26 September 2021

A weekend of trains, music and fashion from this memorable decade.

1960s Weekend

The music! The fashion! The trains!

We've transported the railway back to 1967 to celebrate all things Sixties. The Beatles and Rolling Stones are in the charts, Carnaby Street is 'swinging', the pound has been devalued, and Sandie Shaw has just won the Eurovision Song Contest.

Trains

For this weekend we've imagined that the age of steam survived on the Isle of Wight into 1967. Six Ivatt 2MT locomotives have been shipped to the Island to replace the elderly O2s. For this weekend only we've renamed Ivatt 41298 "Ryde", and 41313 "Cowes", continuing the Island tradition of naming locomotives after local towns and villages.

Look our for our Class 05 diesel Nuclear Fred pottering around the station with a period works train. In the station yard a group of enthusiasts from the newly formed Wight Locomotive Society will be displaying their new purchase W24 Calbourne.

Music

Spend your day enjoying the music of the Sixties with live entertainment around the station.

Main Stage

11:00 - 12:00   The Rug Band

13:00 - 14:00  The Hillmans, with Dick Taylor (of the Pretty Things)

14:30 - 15:30  The Hillmans, with Dick Taylor (of the Pretty Things)

 

Dressing up in clothes of the era is positively encouraged (Don't worry if you don’t want to, all are welcome). Our bar and cafe will be open - sit back and soak up the atmosphere.

Regular fares apply if you are travelling on the train - please book on-line to reserve your compartment. Admission-only tickets (buy at the gate) for this weekend are Adults: £8, Children £4.

 

Havenstreet depart 10:15 10:50 11:40 12:20 13:15 14:00 14:33 15:10 15:48
Smalbrook Junction arrive 10:26 11:01 11:51 12:31 13:26 14:11 14:44 15:21 15:59
depart 10:37 11:13 12:06 12:40 13:36 14:21 14:56 15:33 16:10
Havenstreet depart - - - - - - - - 16:23
Wootton depart 11:05 11:40 12:31 13:10 14:03 14:48 15:21 16:00 16:39
Havenstreet arrive 11:11 11:46 12:37 13:16 14:09 14:54 15:27 16:06 16:45
Most trains run non-stop between Smallbrook Junction and Wootton. Trains stop at Ashey on request.
Island Line trains on the electric line between Ryde and Shanklin are not running to Smallbrook Junction until late Summer 2021 while upgrade works take place. See details of replacement buses from Ryde to Havenstreet HERE

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