The IW Steam Railway

The IW Steam Railway

The Railway Station, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight, PO33 4DS

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway passes through five miles of unspoiled Island countryside between Wootton, Havenstreet, Ashey and Smallbrook, recapturing the days of the branch line railway. Brought to life again are those perky tank engines and quaint, wooden-bodied carriages which were once such a familiar sight when, up until the 1950’s, the Island boasted some 55 miles of railway lines connecting the Island’s towns and villages … But it’s not just the trains that are preserved, for here too is all the associated infrastructure, from traditional operating practices and equipment through to old railway buildings recovered from long-closed lines.

For more than a century the Island’s railways operated with near life expired locomotives and carriages sent over from mainland railways. As a result the Island became a repository for a magnificent collection of 19th and 20th century steam locomotives and carriages. After extensive and skilful restoration, a number of these vehicles are again back in service with the IW Steam Railway.

Operated by a dedicated team of volunteers backed by a full-time workforce of twenty, the Railway has received several prestigious awards including ‘Independent Railway of the Year’ on no less than three occasions, despite fierce competition from a hundred or so other preserved railways throughout the country. Film and television crews have used the line extensively for programmes ranging from period dramas to documentaries.

Your visit to The Award-Winning Isle of Wight Steam Railway will engage, inspire and excite you … The sight of powerful majestic steam engines, the charm of quiet rural stations, and the friendliness of traditionally uniformed staff, will leave you with some enduring memories of a special day out.

For the family and casual visitor, we offer a unique and exciting day out, as you step back to a bygone era when steam power was the order of the day. We are one of Britain’s Heritage Railways and a registered educational charity, but we’re also much more besides.

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Haven Falconry Bird of Prey Centre, IW Steam Railway, Havenstreet Main Road, Wootton Bridge, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4DS 0.05 mi
01983 88402301983 884023
Main Road, Havenstreet, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4DP 0.39 mi
01983 88348501983 883485
Lakeside Park Hotel, High Street, Wootton Bridge, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4LJ 1.36 mi
01983 88552201983 885522
Lakeside Park Hotel, High Street, Wootton Bridge, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4LJ 1.36 mi
01983 88226601983 882266
Briddlesford Road, Wootton, Isle of Wight, PO33 4RY 1.36 mi
01983 88465001983 884650
Briddlesford Lodge Farm, Briddlesford Road, Wootton, Isle of Wight, PO33 4RY 1.4 mi
01983 88288501983 882885
High Street, Wootton Bridge, Ryde PO33 4LU, UK 1.6 mi
01983 88346901983 883469
The Cedars, 2 Station Road, Wootton, Isle of Wight, PO33 4QU 1.66 mi
01983 88259301983 882593
Unit 3 Wootton Business Park, Whiterails Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4RU 1.73 mi
Mersley Farm, Mersley lane, Newchurch, Isle of Wight, PO36 0NR 1.78 mi
01983 86537801983 865378
Mersley Farm, Mersley Lane, Newchurch, Isle of Wight, PO36 0NR 1.78 mi
01983 86537801983 865378
Quarr Abbey, Quarr Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4ES 1.81 mi
01983 88242001983 882420
Quarr Abbey, Quarr Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4ES 1.81 mi
01983 88242001983 882420
Quarr Abbey, Quarr Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4ES 1.81 mi
01983 89854301983 898543
Robin Hill Country Park, Downend, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU 1.82 mi
01983 52735201983 527352
Binstead Hill, Binstead, Isle of Wight, PO33 3RD 1.87 mi
01983 24355501983 243555
The Fishbourne, Fishbourne Lane, Fishbourne, Isle of Wight, PO33 4EU 1.92 mi
01983 88282301983 882823
Monkey Haven, 5 Acres Farm, Staplers Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NB 2.12 mi
01983 53088501983 530885
Staple Hurst Grange, Staplers Road, Staplers, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2LU 2.26 mi
01983 82527201983 825272
Arreton Manor, Main Road, Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO30 3AA 2.31 mi
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