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50th Anniversary Gala

50th Anniversary Gala

50th Anniversary Gala 2000 1333 Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Book Tickets 4 June 2021 6 June 2021

A celebration of 50 years of Steam!

50th Anniversary Gala

Celebrate 50 years of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway during our Anniversary Gala Weekend.

This special weekend promises to be one of our highlights of the year, and a real treat for anyone with a passion for steam.

Three Island locomotives in action

  • Three steam locomotives in action each day, with lots of activity around the site
  • See our original Island engines, W24 Calbourne and W11 Newport running on the line
  • Special guest locomotive! - original Island 'Terrier' Knowle/Bembridge will be visiting from the Kent & East Sussex Railway

Special 'extras' throughout the weekend

Frequent Services & Double Headers

Regular services run throughout the day featuring all three Island locomotives. Double headed train hauled by the two 'Terriers'.

 

Photo line-up at Wootton

A unique opportunity to photograph all three Island locomotives at Wootton station. Travel on the 08:55 train from Havenstreet on Saturday morning to capture this special line-up.

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Saturday Evening Trains

Trains run until 10pm on Saturday evening. Enjoy a glorious Summer evening at Havenstreet where our bar will be open and food available.

 

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Photography at Ashey

Ashey station is one of the best locations for photography on the line. Why not break your journey at Ashey to capture a great shot of our trains in action.

 

Newspaper Train

On Sunday morning we're recreating the Island's early-morning newspaper train, hauled by W24 Calbourne. The train comprises one bogie brake carriage and a PMV van. Seats on this exclusive train, departing at 06:56, are very limited - early booking is essential.

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Heritage Goods Train

Our heritage goods train will be in action on Friday and Sunday, hauled by one of the 'Terriers'.

 

Celebrating Island Line history

Our newest exhibit, unit 483007 will be on display in Train Story, telling the story of the Island's 'electric-era'.

 

 

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Saturday Timetable
Locomotive Photo W24 W11 W14 W24 W14 W11 W24 W11 W14 W24 W11 W24 W24 W24
Havenstreet depart 08:55 10:10 10:50 11:25 12:00 12:34 13:15 13:57 14:35 15:14 15:50 16:25 18:00 20:00 22:00
Smallbrook Junction arrive - 10:21 11:01 11:36 12:11 12:45 13:26 14:08 14:46 15:25 16:01 16:36 18:11 20:11 22:11
depart - 10:35 11:10 11:45 12:20 13:00 13:35 14:19 15:00 15:34 16:10 16:45 18:20 20:20 22:20
Havenstreet depart - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Wootton depart 09:40 11:04 11:36 12:11 12:45 13:26 14:02 14:49 15:26 16:00 16:36 17:10 18:46 20:46 22:46
Havenstreet arrive 09:46 11:10 11:42 12:17 12:52 13:32 14:08 14:55 15:32 16:06 16:44 17:16 18:55 20:55 22:55
Photo: Photographers train to Wootton with all three locomotives.
Trains run non-stop between Smallbrook Junction and Wootton and stop at Ashey on request.

 

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Please note: locomotives are subject to availability and may change at short notice

 

Tickets

 

  • Standard tickets include one round trip on the line in a reserved compartment
  • Entry to all our facilities at Havenstreet station, including our Train Story Discovery Centre

 

 

  • Sorry, all Rover Tickets are Sold Out
  • Rover tickets allow travel on all trains (except the early-morning Newspaper train) subject to availability.
  • All trains will have unreserved compartments for Rover Ticket holders. A face covering is required.
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance online
  • Entry to all our facilities at Havenstreet station, including our Train Story Discovery Centre

 

  • Price includes 1 round trip on our early morning Newspaper train on Sunday morning, followed by breakfast in our refreshment rooms
  • Very limited availability - 1 carriage only

 

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  • Admission-only, no train travel
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