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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Postby 34053 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:08 pm

Mama Wedgy and I have just returned from a weeks' holiday on the Isle of Wight. Enjoyed that fantastic weather for the first few days; we could have been abroad, it was so hot!

Included a visit to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway in our Itinerary (surprise, surprise!). Took some pics and vids; will post them here some time. Won't be for a while though because I am off to Swanage again later next week, for the annual 'Drive and Fire', plus a 'Volunteer Session' at Herston Works and the Southern Locomotives Ltd's AGM.

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Re: Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Postby Xplumberlives » Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:53 pm

34053 wrote:Mama Wedgy and I have just returned from a weeks' holiday on the Isle of Wight. Enjoyed that fantastic weather for the first few days; we could have been abroad, it was so hot!




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Re: Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Postby 34053 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:55 pm

That's right! We had to cross the sea (aka 'The Solent') on board a ship (aka a BIG 'Ferry').

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Re: Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Postby 350wedge » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:06 pm

Sounds like you had a good time, as you know I was there over the first weekend in October... Boy was it warm!!

I didnt have my proper camera with me so just enjoyed a day riding up and down the line. Took a couple of video clips on my phone but that was about it!
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Re: Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Postby 34053 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:12 pm

Apologies for the delay, but here at last are my pics (and a short video) of our visit to the IOWSR on 5th October. The Railway runs for five and a half miles, between Wootton to the West and Smallbrook Junction to the North, via Havenstreet. The main station and parking is at Havenstreet Station and the journey is usually from Havenstreet to Wootton and then back to Smallbrook Junction, via Havenstreet; then back to Havenstreet (or, vice versa, to Smallbrook Junction first, from Havenstreet).

At Smallbrook Junction, the train links up with (and waits for) the 'Island Line' Train Service which runs from Ryde Pier to Shanklin (via St Johns Road, Smallbrook Junction, Brading, Sandown and Lake). This 'Island Line' Electric Service is now the only other remaining part of the original Isle of Wight 'Southern Railway' system and comprises the old 'London Transport' 1939 Underground Stock.

Here are the pics:

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway at Havenstreet Station:
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Havenstreet Station:
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At Havenstreet, looking in the direction of Wootton:
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At Havenstrreet, looking in the direction of Smallbrook Junction:
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Locomotives 'Ajax', 'Calbourn' and 'Freshwater' at Havenstreet:
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The western extent of the Railway:
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The northern extent of the Railway:
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'Waggoner' at Smallbrook Junction:
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'Waggoner':
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The Isle of Wight Railway Network, prior to the 'Beechind Axe':
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Here is the short video which also shows 'Waggoner at Smallbrook Junction, waiting for the 'Island Line' Train:



A lovely Railway and well worth a visit if you ever go to the Isle of Wight.

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Re: Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Postby Dan4th » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:28 pm

Just Lovely!

I also like to see the old Underground
stuff still being used......

Historic in it's own right!

Thank You, Ray!

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