Havenstreet

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…

Ajax and Invincible in 2011

Just a quick post tonight; showing a few photographs taken on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway last November.  No locomotives were in steam, but I had the opportunity to have a good look at two of the railway’s locomotives; Ajax and Invincible. Invincible is a Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0 saddle tank locomotive built for the…

My Journey in becoming a Steam Enthusiast, Part 6 – The Watercress Line (1997)

1997 was a significant year for the Watercress Line, as it marked it’s 20th anniversary as a preserved railway.  My father and I visited the line twice that year.  The line’s impressive home fleet was supplemented by some very special visitors.  Continuing from last week’s post, here are a selection of photographs of the Watercress…