Your visit to The Isle of Wight Steam Railway will charm, engage and captivate, leaving you with some lasting memories of a special day out. Thrill to the sight and sound of powerful majestic steam engines. Breathe in the evocative smells of a real steam railway. Soak-up the rhythm of quiet rural stations while enjoying the friendliness of the traditionally uniformed staff. Settle back in beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages and discover an idyllic view of the Island’s unspoilt countryside. Keep an eye out for a red squirrel or deer darting away from the train as you pass through ancient woodland, and watch for a solitary kestrel perched on a fence post seeking its prey as the train ambles through open farmland and sweeping downland! Take time to hop off at one of their stations to enjoy a stroll in the countryside or just to relax and watch the trains go by!
Locomotives and carriages have all been painstakingly restored to pristine condition and are the hallmark of our delightful railway. The oldest locomotive was built in 1876 and carriages dating back to 1864! A living, breathing, working museum, the Isle of Wight Steam Railway is a popular and fascinating destination for all age groups.