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“First Class Day”

Isle of Wight Steam Railway
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Owner description: Bringing to life the fascinating history of railways on the Isle of Wight, this Visit England accredited, award winning attraction is a true journey into nostalgia. Beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages provide a view of the Island's unspoilt countryside. Your ticket includes unlimited day travel and access the NEW Train Story Discovery Centre. With the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund this £1.2 Million project opened in April 2014. Packed with interactive activities and fascinating displays, journey through the Island's very own Train Story. For details of the days trains run and timetable you can save money by booking online in advance.
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Having been to many preserved railways over the years I thought I had a pretty good idea what I was going to see. However I was very pleasantly surprised by the way the Isle of Wight Steam Railway is run. Very professional operation. Staff are helpful and happy to advise. We went for the First Class Ticket and rode in a very well appointed carriage which gave us great views out over the Islands countryside. We had a nice simple lunch at the buffet. The Train Story at Havenstreet is still in its infancy but I'm sure in time will become a very informative part of the visit experience.

Thank Andy and Kath M
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We started at wootton but you can get the old London tube train all the way from ryde! Main station in the middle has a museum and huge engine shed. Staff all very helpful and enthusiastic. Get an all day ticket and do one stop at a time.

Thank Clwydian
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Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed 3 hours here both on the train to wooton and smallbrook then had a cream tea in the cafe, a woodland walk with strange wildlife .Our 2 year olds played in the park (sorry, rules said no under 6s but no chance of dragging them out) Cost was £12 to ride all day

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

We visited The Isle of Wight Steam Railway on Saturday 21 June 2014 where we had booked a Midsummer's Night Steam & Carvery - we visited the railway first and was an absolute delight walking round the new exhibit. The staff are all so friendly and helpful. The Carvery dinner was superb, very well organised and the steam journey afterwards was amazing.
A must place to visit when on the island.
Even if there are no special events on it is well worth a visit.
Melanie - Eastbourne

Thank Leslie G
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

I visited with a friend and although neither of us are train enthusiast it was a pleasant way to spend the afternoon. The staff and volunteers work very hard to make sure everything runs smooth. We got the electric train from Ryde to Smallbrook and didn't have to wait long for the steam train.

Thank jonnyloddon
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