LATEST..          Santa Bookings for Christmas are selling out fast - where our website says LIMITED AVAILABILITY these times are now FULL          CHRISTMAS CARVERY 6pm sitting is now FULL - still availability for 7.45pm sitting         Looking for gift ideas?          Our SHOP is open during November on Saturdays and Sundays 10.30am until 3.30pm          or you might want to consider the ultimate gift for him - buy a FOOTPLATE EXPERIENCE VOUCHER today - date can be booked later to suit          CHRISTMAS is COMING! Our SANTA SPECIALS event fills up quickly so book your seats early to avoid disappointment          See our SANTA SPECIALS & CHRISTMAS CARVERY pages now          Also running BOXING DAY and NEW YEAR'S DAY for a wonderful way to see the New Year in!          All operating days and events can be found on our YOUR VISIT - Timetables page         


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Saturday 16 December

Peter Taylor Joins the Board

Appointment of new IWSR Director Announced

Peter Taylor
Pride of Bangbourne

Jerry Oakey recently resigned as a Director of the Railway. Jerry’s engineering expertise was of considerable value and this area of knowledge is now bolstered by Peter Taylor who the Board recently resolved to co-opt as a Director.

Peter is an Islander who first joined the Wight Locomotive Society in 1967. He had a 35 year career as a transport professional and in 2011 took early retirement from his position as a senior manager with Highways & Transport division of the Isle of Wight Council. Peter is the passionate owner of the 1899 Wallis & Steevens traction engine ‘Pride of Bangbourne’ and in addition to volunteering within our Engineering Department is a passed fireman. Peter compiles the Locomotive Workshop Files for Island Rail News and is one of our new Website Co-ordinators.

Peter is a welcome addition to the Railway’s Board of Directors.