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  • 2016 - Visit England Gold Accolade 2016
  • 2015 - Tourism South East Beautiful South Awards, Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Silver Award
  • 2015 - Heritage Railway Association, Publication & Media Best Magazine Award 2014.
  • 2015 - TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, 2015 Winner
  • 2015 - Visit England Gold. Visit England Gold Accolade 2015
  • 2013 - Southern Railways Group Denys Fletcher Award, 2For the recreation of the original Havenstreet Station buildings at Wootton and the construction of a typical Southern Railway country station building at Smallbrook Junction.
  • 2012 - Tourism South East - The Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2012-2013. Silver Award for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year.
  • 2012 - IW Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Industry. Business Awards for Excellence 2012 - Lucas Fettes Tourism & Leisure Business Award Winner.
  • 2012 - Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Industry. Business Awards for Excellence 2012. Isle of Wight County Press Business in the Community Category. Highly Commended.
  • 2012 - The Queens' Award for Voluntary Service. The MBE for volunteer groups
IW Steam Railway Awards 2017
  • 2010 - Highly Commended: Jim Loe (Isle of Wight Steam Railway) Outstanding Customer Service - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2010
  • 2010 - Winner - The UK's Best Heritage Project - The National Lottery Awards 2010
  • 2009 - Highly Commended - Business Award for Excellence - Tourism & Leisure Business of the Year Award (IW Chamber of Commerce Industry and Tourism)
  • 2009 - Highly Commended - Business Award for Excellence - Small Business of the Year Award (IW Chamber of Commerce Industry and Tourism)
  • 2009 - Highly Commended - Business Award for Excellence - Business in the Community Award (IW Chamber of Commerce Industry and Tourism)
  • 2009 - Runner-up - Day Out with Thomas - Best Value for Money Events 2009
  • 2008 - Winner - Business Award for Excellence - Employee Development Award (IW Chamber of Commerce Industry and Tourism)
  • 2008 - Highly Commended - Business Award for Excellence - Small Business of the Year Award (IW Chamber of Commerce Industry and Tourism)
  • 2006 - Winner - Best Publicity Leaflet (Heritage Railway Association)
  • 2004 - The High Sheriff's Island Success of the Month Award
  • 2002 - Winner - Heritage Railway Association Carriage & Wagon Competition - for LCDR 4-wheeled carriage No. 2515
  • 2002 - Highly Commended - Transport Trust Restoration Awards - for restoration of the set of LBSCR single bolster wagons
  • 2002 - Joint Winner - Southern Tourist Board Excellence in England Award
  • 2002 - Winner - Business Award for Excellence - Tourism Award (IW Chamber of Commerce Industry and Tourism)
  • 2001 - Runner-up - The Steam Railway Trophy - Heritage Railway Association Publications Competition
  • 2000 - Winner - Independent Railway of the Year Award
  • 1999 - Winner - The Two-Foot Topics Award for Most Improved Magazine - Heritage Railway Association Publications Competition
  • 1999 - Commended - The Steam Railway Trophy - Heritage Railway Association Publications Competition
  • 1998 - Commended - Heritage Railway Association Best Restored Coach Competition - for carriage 2343
  • 1995 - Winner - Independent Railway of the Year Award
  • 1989 - Winner - Railway Magazine Shield for the Best Timetable/Information Leaflet (Association of Railway Preservation Societies)
  • 1989 - Winner - Independent Railway of the Year Award
  • 1988 - Runner-up - Independent Railway of the Year Award
  • 1987 - Special Commendation - The Ian Allan Railway Heritage Awards - for Wootton Station (Association of Railway Preservation Societies)
  • 1986 - Premier Award Winner - The British Rail Award - Best Restored Station Competition - for Havenstreet Station (Association of Railway Preservation Societies)
  • 1986 - Winner - Best Preserved Carriage - for Carriage IWR No. 46 (Association of Railway Preservation Societies)
  • 1982 - Certificate of Merit - Isle of Wight Conservation Award - for the Railway Refreshments Building
  • 1979 - Winner - Private Railway Poster (Friends of the National Railway Museum/Association of Railway Preservation Societies/Association of Minor Railways)

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