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1960s Weekend at IW Steam Railway

Let the Isle of Wight Steam Railway transport you back to the swinging sixties, in a celebration of fashion, music, and steam! 

people pose by a train in 1960s fancy dress
live band
people in 1960s fancy dress
live music
live band

What's On


Let IW Steam Railway transport you back to 1967 to celebrate all things Sixties. The Beatles and Rolling Stones are in the charts, Carnaby Street is 'swinging', the pound has been devalued, and Sandie Shaw has just won the Eurovision Song Contest.


For this weekend only, imagine that the age of steam survived on the Isle of Wight into 1967. Six Ivatt 2MT locomotives have been shipped to the Island to replace the elderly O2s. For this weekend only they'll be renaming two Ivatt locomotives, continuing the Island tradition of naming them after local towns and villages.


Spend your day enjoying the music of the Sixties with live entertainment around the station. Dressing up in clothes of the era is positively encouraged (don't worry if you don’t want to, all are welcome). The Railway's bar and cafe will be open - sit back and soak up the atmosphere.

There'll be live music on a main stage throughout the day.

The Carnaby Army, a top London-based cover band will get you into the Sixties vibe, with hits from the Kinks, Rolling Stones, Beatles, the Who, and many more.

Local band The Hillmans, featuring Dick Taylor, have been a favourite at previous 1960s weekends and will return once again.


Get your tickets today on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway website

Getting There

From Southampton: Sail over from £29.50 each way for a car and up to 7 passengers, and find the Isle of Wight Steam Railway just a short drive from our East Cowes terminal. 

Book your ferry travel.

By car: Main Road, Havenstreet, PO33 4DS. There is a large free car park onsite.