Isle of Wight Steam Railway (Isle of Wight) Reviews
Description:Take a journey back in time with this well preserved locomotive!
Newest Review: ... end up waiting hours for free seats and when they promise to give a refund when you request one they don't because you happened to pay by vouchers. Absolute nonsense. I create electronic POS systems for a living, everything is reversable! They also have a massive wasp infestation, there are wasps everywhere!... In the queues when waiting ages for trains, in the train carriages and all over ... more
Customer Isle of Wight Steam Railway (Isle of Wight) Reviews (6)
by Ray - written on 18/09/13
Buch of jobs-worths, absolutely packed, way over priced, rubbish merchandise and a wasp infestation!! They sell way too many tickets for the seats they have available, you end up waiting hours for free seats and when they promise to give a refund when you request one they don't because you happened to pay by vouchers. Absolute nonsense. I create electronic POS systems for a living, everything is reversable! They also have a massive wasp infestation, there are wasps everywhere!... In the queues when waiting ages for trains, in the train carriages and all over the cafe especially in the salad cart (avoid the salad!). There are wasps everywhere!!! ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/04/13 (Very useful, 57 readings)
I was excited about my trip to the Isle of Wight and spent some time looking at things I could do there. I am interested in history and heritage and liked the sound of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. I do like steam trains and thought it would be fun to travel on one - the last time I did this was as a child on holiday. The Isle of Wight Steam Railway is what remains of the original railway on the Isle of Wight: the rest of it either no longer runs or, in the case of the Island Line which runs down the east coast, has been electrified. The steam railway runs from Smallbrook Junction in the east (where it meets the Island Line) to Wootton Station in the west, ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/10/09 (Very useful, 114 readings)
The Isle of Wight Steam Railway is located in Havenstreet not too far (approximately 3 miles) from Ryde or Newport. Although there are 3 train stations that the train stops at, you can only pay and gain access to the Steam Train at this station. The train stations are: Havenstreet Wootton Ashey Smallbrook Junction The train doesn't currently stop at Ashey, I am unsure why. We followed the signs from Ryde towards the Steam Train and Havenstreet, you go out in the countryside and down some rather small lanes, but the Train Station is on the left hand side as is the car park. The car park isn't massive but it was rather ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/08/09 (Very useful, 73 readings)
The Isle of Wight Steam Railway is probably the best kept attraction on the Island and would suit anyone of any age and is a big hit with families who come to the Island on holiday. After Dr Beeching's report closed a huge number of stations across the length and breadth of the country, the Island's railways was all but decimated. All that was left was a rickety old underground train that goes up and down Ryde Pier and goes back and forth to Sandown. In the old days there were stations in Cowes, Newport and Ventnor. Luckily enough there are a vast number of railways enthusiasts who want to keep the last remaining stations open and a group of such ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/06/09, updated on 13/06/09 (Very useful, 189 readings)
To say that the rail infrastructure that the Isle of Wight used to have was huge is an understatement; from 1862 onwards a total of 54 miles of track virtually covering the whole island, giving residents a full service at their disposal. Unfortunately in 1952 the infrastructure and the various lines were cut back and were closed to what we have today with just the Island Line remaining that runs from Ryde Pier to the southern part of the island totalling just 8.5 miles in length. However there is still an opportunity to see the steam trains in action and have the opportunity to ride upon them between Wooton and Smallbrook Junction and although at just 5.5 miles in length Read the complete review
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