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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

  • 1st Class passengers have the opportunity to travel in our splendid Oldbury Carriage 10, which dates to the opening of the Ryde to Shanklin line in 1864 (£5 supplement)
  • Early-morning mail trains hauled by W24 Calbourne - limited seating - Sunday morning
  • Photo line up of all three Island locomotives at Wootton station - Saturday morning
  • Double-headed train hauled by both 'Terriers' - each day
  • See our heritage goods train running on the line
  • Evening trains on Saturday
  • Guided tours and displays around Havenstreet station
  • Tour the Island's disused railways by heritage coach. Your expert guide will introduce you to the best-preserved stations and hidden gems (£30 per head, pre-booking essential)

A special timetable will operate this weekend - details to follow

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