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Newport on the Freight

Good evening, When I visited the Isle of Wight railway in May 2014 the biggest disappointment for me was my camera died before I could get any photographs of the lines brilliant freight train. What made this freight train extra special was that the train was operated with a historically-representative single brake van during the morning.…

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The Mighty Calbourne

Good evening, Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend the Isle of Wight Steam Railways first “Island Days” event of 2015 and had a brilliant time. The timetable featured one passenger service and a freight train so I was very happy to discover that Calbourne was running. Despite seeing her several times before some…

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WSR SSG Part 6

Finally, for our return journey from Williton back to Bishop’s Lydeard, we passed Kinlet hall at Crowcombe Heathfield. Once we arrived back there was time to explore the station, as when we arrived everything was still being set up. Once again Odney Manor greeted us, this picture shows quite well the fact that the boiler…