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

Steam Fleet ready for annual tests.

Sunday 9th March 2014

'Calbourne' and 'Ajax' on the left, 'Newport', 'Waggoner' and 'Freshwater' (out of sight) on the right.  'Royal Engineer' is still inside the workshop having final adjustments made to the regulator valve.
During a busy Sunday at Havenstreet, the Isle of Wight Steam Railway's operational fleet of steam locomotives were prepared for their annual steam test, due to take place when the boiler inspector visits the railway later in the week.  W8 'Freshwater', W11 'Newport', W24 'Calbourne', W38 'Ajax', WD192 'Waggoner' and WD 198 'Royal Engineer' will all be test steamed ready to be passed fit for service during the 2014 operating season, which gets underway on Sunday 16th March.

W11 is expected to be in steam for trials on Monday 10th March for the first since being fitted with a brand new boiler. 'Newport's return to steam has been delayed since last autumn due to a defective main steam pipe, a replacement has now been made and fitted.  The boiler inspector's visit will be the first time since 2002 that our two 'Terriers' have been in steam together at Havenstreet.
IWSR Locos ready for steam test.