Down the Reminiscing Line with Isle of Wight Steam Railway
One recent crisp spring morning, myself and Mr. B woke up and began to reminisce about our sorely missed converted railway carriage home. When the main Island line closed in the late 50s, loads of carriages were sold off to local farmers and converted into housing and even the odd home for live stock! When you drive around the Island I am sure you will notice a few dotted about fields and gardens. Do keep an eye out!
We decided to grab the toddler, jump into the car and pop over to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway for a good old fashioned day out. We were not disappointed. It was a real treat to board such a delightfully cherished train. We puffed along the Island line with the wind blowing though our hair, the smell of the engine in our noses, transporting us back to the golden age of steam. After our trip up and back down the line, we headed along to explore the train story discovery centre. To our delight they have their own converted carriage, similar to our much loved old home. It also had been converted in the 50s but was used as a holiday home until recently when it was donated to the steam railway to be preserved for future generations.
The Steam Railways has loads to offer young and old with a great calendar of events dotted throughout the year.
The next big event is their Easter fun days running from April 14th to the 17th. Not only can you take in the glorious blossom of the spring time countryside from the seat of a beautiful old steam train you can also join in with the Easter crafts including Easter treasure hunts to find the golden duck, an Easter bonnet parade and even a magical flying display by the Haven Falconry.
We do hope you enjoy yourselves as much as we did.
7 April 2017