Isle of Wight Steam Railway


The Award-Winning Isle of Wight Steam Railway will engage, inspire and excite you.

Based at Havenstreet Station, the powerful majestic steam engines, the charm of quiet rural stations, and the friendliness of traditionally uniformed staff, will leave you with some enduring memories.

Below are some of the articles which mention the IWSR.

Isle of Wight railways feature in Michael Portillo’s Great British Railway Journeys

michael portillo with steam railway

Michael Portillo visits the Isle of Wight and travels on Island Line trains as well as the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, before heading to Osborne House. Tune in on Thursday.

Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018 10:36am

By Sally Perry

This Thursday: Get involved in directing the future of Isle of Wight transport

island line train

Anyone with an interest in the future of Island Line trains is invited to this public meeting being held on Thursday (14th from 7pm) at Shanklin Theatre. Your view matters and could help inform the consultation response.

Monday, 11th December, 2017 1:25pm

By Feature Writer

All welcome to public meeting on the future of Isle of Wight railways

Shanklin Theatre

Next week's public meeting about the future of Island Line railway will hear about South Western Railway’s proposals, future plans for the IW Steam Railway and how inter-connectivity between the two lines and links with cross-Solent travel can be improved.

Wednesday, 6th December, 2017 3:30pm

By David Pugh with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP’s call for feasibility studies funding to reopen former train lines

Model of Ventnor station at Ventnor Heritage Centre

The Isle of Wight MP asked whether they'd be money available for feasibility studies to assess the costs and benefits of opening up former Isle of Wight branch lines closed in the 1960s.

Wednesday, 29th November, 2017 5:09pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Have your say on future of Island Line: South Western Railway Consultation

island line tilt shift

South Western Railway have now launched their consultation on the Island Line service. A public meeting will be held on 14th December to discuss a community response by campaign group, KILF.

Monday, 13th November, 2017 5:32pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Pupils ditching the books and catching the train to experience WWII life

WWII evacuation

Isle of Wight school children are this week to discover at Havenstreet steam railway what it was like to be evacuated during World War II.

Wednesday, 21st June, 2017 7:23am

By IW Council Press Office

Island Line: First MTR promise innovation

Islandline trains

FirstGroup and MTR say they listened carefully to feedback from passengers, stakeholders and community groups and are committed to working with Islanders to develop a viable future for the Island Line.

Monday, 27th March, 2017 9:28am

By James Robinson with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Steam Railway founders honoured at 50th anniversary dinner

steam-railway-founders-at-havenstreet-50-years

What started as an ambitious plan to save just one locomotive and a few carriages from destruction has grown into an initiative that is now a major Island attraction enjoyed by over 100,000 visitors each year.

Tuesday, 4th October, 2016 12:22pm

By Abigail Hennings with 3 readers' comments

Horses on the line and travel by Steam train for Island Line passengers

Horses

It's not been the average day for Island Line staff or passengers. First there were horses on the line, then, following a power failure, passengers went back in time to travel by Steam Railway.

Thursday, 17th March, 2016 1:24pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

£970,000 Heritage Lottery Fund Grant For Isle of Wight Steam Railway

£970,000 Heritage Lottery Fund Grant For Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Great news for the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Thursday, 12th July, 2012 10:52am

By Steve Oates with one comment

Celebrate 150 Years of Isle of Wight Steam Railway Tomorrow

Celebrate 150 Years of Isle of Wight Steam Railway Tomorrow

A walk along the old railway line and opening of display at Cowes library celebrate 150 years of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Friday, 15th June, 2012 4:10pm

By Steve Oates

Queen’s Award For Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Queen’s Award For Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Congratulations to all the volunteers at Isle of Wight Steam Railway who have been recognised with the Queen's Award

Wednesday, 6th June, 2012 1:10pm

By Steve Oates with one comment