On a visit to the Isle of Wight last Saturday, I briefly stopped at Havenstreet on the Steam Railway.
This time last year on Locoyard, a blog post was published on the “Cockney Coronation Society“. This was, of course an April fools Day joke! However, not wanting to be too predictable there is no April Fools Day joke here this year, but a lighthearted blog post none-the-less!
On Sunday 17th I managed to squeeze in a couple of visits to Ropley, one mid-afternoon and later in early evening.
We continue looking at Christmas Steam, but this time look at a very wet Havenstreet on the Isle of Wight. War Department Hunslet Austerity WD198 Royal Engineer was in charge of services (above). Although a Santa Special, Santa was not to be found on
The previous post in this series described how the ball started rolling in my interest in steam resurfacing again. My wife-to be and I went on frequent fantastic adventures around the country that often resulted in visiting a steam railway or two. Not surprisingly the steam interest started to gain some momentum! These brief forays…
This marks the twentieth review published on Locoyard! To finish our theme on modern steam’s hero, we
As promised in the previous article on the Isle of Wight steam railway, we take a closer look at Havenstreet, the headquarters of the railway. Most people join the train at Havenstreet and it has a large car park. It isn’t the terminus of the railway however and the train will travel to Wootton, return…