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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Freshwater, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. andrewtoplis

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    Maybe in the very early days, but by now they would both be prized possessions!
     
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    martin1656 Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    the 4 island gala would have certainly been interesting, had W31 been saved, you could have had W24, W31, W11, :) Throw in Nuclear Fred, on a short goods, and that's 4 genuine Island Engines.
     
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    Hi Martin,

    Arguably, the only locos that were genuine Isle of Wight locos were those ordered for the Isle of Wight and delivered new to the Isle of Wight, and ended their service there. That would include all the Beyer Peacock IWR 2-4-0Ts, the C & N R 2-2-2WTs, and the IWCR Black Hawthorn 4-4-0T.

    O2s and Terriers were 'overners'!

    Cheers,
    Julian
     
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    For those who haven’t seen this film, his popped up this week on the Bluebell e-newsletter:



    Tom
     
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    And I see that what was part of the line through Farnborough is now Invincible Road.
     
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    Not forgetting the CN's Black Hawthorn 0-4-2ST Mill Hill
     
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    March 2020 Video Update from our new General Manager - Steve Backhouse now available on YouTube

     
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    As one of those whom Steve mentions, who are currently in (and struggling with) Self isolation, I think I will acquaint myself with the new website.
    Since Gary closed his Flickr account, news from across the Solent has been hard to come by, so many thanks for the update.
     
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    You might try the Facebook page "IWSR C&W happenings" which is updated frequently. If you appreciate carriage painting, the views of L.B.S.C.R. 4168 will intrigue you.
     
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    Peak Rail now closed until further notice.
    https://www.peakrail.co.uk/

    Pretty much as expected, that's all my 'local' lines closed.
     
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    What the hell did Grant Shapps mean at roughly 7 minutes in the linked video

    "Working to reverse Beeching"
    "If it stacks up we will build them fast"
    blah blah reinstatement blah blah branch lines on the isle of Wight

     
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    Absolutely nothing. He's merely wanging on as long as possible to avoid the inevitable questions about Cummings.
     
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    lol fair enough.
     
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    I don't know if it is just my phone, but from here, it sounds like David Icke was correct, and our political leaders are actually Daleks.
     
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    Its clearer on iplayer but some of the details are here, funds for extensions to Ventnor and Newport.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/onthew...branch-lines-just-moved-on-a-step-closer/amp/
    Probably raises yet nore questions?
    PS for those with Amazon Prime there is a video on the IoW railway history.
     
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    Sssh .... you'll spoil the ending! :Woot:
     
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    A further update which suggests more funds available.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52784960
    Hmmm?
     

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