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Island Heritage Train Day

Island Heritage Train Day

Island Heritage Train Day 2000 1333 Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Book Tickets 17 October 2021

An opportunity to ride in our push-pull set

Island Heritage Train Days

Our popular Heritage Days return for 2021. Running usually on the third Sunday of the month between April and October, these feature one of our historic Isle of Wight locomotives, hauling a selection of different trains.

Our October event features our push-pull set in action - a rare opportunity to travel in this two-carriage train.

Our Push-Pull set comprises LCDR Saloon Brake Third 4112 and LCDR Saloon Composite 6369.  In 1924 the Southern Railway had them sent to Lancing works in Sussex for conversion to Push-Pull operation. Both vehicles lost their centre pair of wheels and 4112 becoming a Push-Pull driving trailer. In this configuration the train could be driven from the leading carriage, with the fireman remaining on the locomotive.

Together the set worked mainly on the Merstone-Ventnor West branch although it did also work occasionally on the Freshwater and Bembridge lines. Discover more about their fascinating history HERE.

Set 484 was withdrawn in 1938 and both carriage bodies sold out of service to become bungalows, 4112 at Gurnard Marsh and 6369 at Newtown. Both were later rescued and then restored in the workshops at Havenstreet.

Our October Island Heritage Train day features:

  • Our flagship locomotive W24 Calbourne hauling our 5 Edwardian bogie carriages. Departures at 10:15, 11:40. 13:15, 14:33 and 15:48
  • 'Terrier' W11 Newport hauling the push-pull set as a two-carriage train. Departures at 10:50, 12:10, 14:00 and 15:10. Spaces on these trains are limited, so please book early to secure your seats.

Havenstreet depart 10:15 10:50 11:40 12:20 13:15 14:00 14:33 15:10 15:48
Smallbrook 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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