List of Isle of Wight Steam Railway locomotives and rolling stock

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Template:EngvarB This is a comprehensive list of rolling stock of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway at Havenstreet, Isle of Wight.

Steam locomotives

Havenstreet currently boasts a surplus of ex. Wight railway network stalwarts & industrial tank engine designs. More are being restored all the time, covering for other locomotives as they themselves are taken out of service. In the near future, additional classes from the mainland may be brought in for when the railway expands its operations.

Number & Name Description History & Current Status Livery Owner(s) Date Photograph
Operational
No. W8
Freshwater
[1]
LB&SCR A1 Class
0-6-0T
W8 was originally named Newington and numbered 46, she worked for both the LB&SCR and the LSWR, and moved to Wight in 1913, later renamed and numbered to match the standard of naming the island's engines after towns. 1949 saw her career on the IOW end and she returned to the mainland for work on Hayling Island branches until 1963. In 1979 an agreement with the former owners saw her return to Wight for preservation and in two years she started hauling trains on the private rail network. Boiler ticket expires in 2019, after a boiler replacement costing £35,000. Southern Railway Green. Isle of Wight Steam Railway. 1876 W8 Freshwater at Havenstreet thumb.jpg
No. W11
Newport
[2]
LB&SCR A1 Class
0-6-0T
Built at Brighton Works and originally No. 40 Brighton, Newport is one of the most famous members of the class, having been chosen to take part in the Paris Exhibition of 1878. Her performance earned her a gold medal, and over 2 decades at Battersea were followed by a move to Wight in 1902. Ownership passed to the Southern in 1923 and she was renamed and numbered in 1930. returning to the mainland in 1947, and was purchased by Billy Butlin in 1963 for display at his Pwllheli camp. A deal caused ownership to pass to the WLS in 1976, and she was restored to running order by 1989. In 2002 she was withdrawn from service for overhaul and replacement of her boiler. This work was completed in March 2014 and on 12 March 2014, Newport passed her boiler examination and steam test. She reentered service on Saturday 24 May 2014.[3] Southern Railway Green. Isle of Wight Steam Railway. 1878 Smallbrook Junction - geograph.org.uk - 1144471.jpg
No. W24
Calbourne
[4]
LSWR O2 Class
0-4-4T
W24 was built with remaining 59 engines in the class at Nine Elms Locomotive Works, first working at Fratton and Exeter before falling into the hands of the Southern Railway, who moved her to the Island in 1925, along with 22 other 02s to replace the older locomotives employed by the railways on the Isle of Wight. When electrification came in 1967, she was retained for preservation with the IOWSR, the first of the current fleet to do so. After 25 years her restoration ended in 1992, and a second overhaul has given her a new boiler ticket which expires in 2020. BR Lined Black with the Early Crest. Isle of Wight Steam Railway. 1891 W24Calbourne1.JPG
No. WD192
Waggoner[5]
Hunslet Austerity
0-6-0ST
Originally WD192, she was part of the final batch of 14 engines ordered by the War Department, and worked on the Longmoor Military Railway, Hampshire, before moving to Histon in 1959, and later Bicester in 1959. From 1961 she spent several years in store, but in 1968 was renumbered and named in recognition of her services. After a further 16 years in service, she was retired and displayed at the NAM in 1984, moving to the island in 2005. She returned to steam in 2006 and ownership was later passed on to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Boiler ticket expires in 2016.[6] Lined Blue Isle of Wight Steam Railway. 1953
No. 46447[7] LMS Ivatt Class 2
2-6-0
46447 was first allocated the Crewe North, not far from her birthplace of Crewe Works, though moved to Workington within months to replace many elderly LNWR locomotives in the local area. She was moved to various sheds in North Wales and Derbyshire, right up until 1966, subsequently sold for scrap to Dai Woodham. She was rescued in 1972 as the 20th locomotive to leave Barry Scrapyard and moved to the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre. No. 46447 later moved to the Isle of Wight in 2008. In 2012, an agreement was made between the East Somerset Railway and the IoW which saw No. 46447 move to Cranmore in exchange for LB&SCR E1 No. 32110 Burgundy. She arrived at Cranmore in November 2012 and was launched back into service following restoration in October 2014. She will now run on the ESR for 10 years. BR Lined Black with the Late Crest. Isle of Wight Steam Railway. 1950
Undergoing overhaul, restoration or repairs
No. 41298[8] LMS Ivatt Class 2
2-6-2T
41298 was built at Crewe with all but 10 engines of the same design and was first allocated to shunt stock at Bricklayer's Arms, Victoria. Leaving the site in 1953, her next work was in South-West England around Devon and Barnstaple. 1967 saw her being purchased for preservation at the Longmoor Military Railway, before moving to the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre in 1970 after it closed down. The decision to move the Ivatt Trust's collection to the Isle of Wight was settled and 41298 (which arrived in late 2008), is now the first of the owner's locomotives in the overhaul queue. The engine was steamed, and undertook her first moves in preservation on 20 August 2014. Work on the locomotive is due to be completed in 2015. BR Lined Black with the Late Crest. Isle of Wight Steam Railway. 1951
No. WD198 Royal Engineer[9] Hunslet Austerity
0-6-0ST
Though she was built within the final batch of WD-ordered "Austerities", WD198 did not start her career until 1956, which included working with WD92 at Bicester. Following a period in store, she was overhauled and named Royal Engineer, and became the last of her kind in service with the Army upon withdrawal in 1991. She became part of the NAM collection and moved to the Isle of Wight, where she was overhauled and fitted with air brakes. She is currently undergoing heavy boiler repairs. WD Green. Isle of Wight Steam Railway. 1953 Isle of Wight Steam Railway - geograph.org.uk - 834848.jpg
Stored or static
No. W2 Yarmouth[10] LB&SCR E1 Class
0-6-0T
Yarmouth was first allocated to Brighton as LB&SCR No. 110 Burgundy. She was then based at numerous depots around the south of England, becoming SR No. B110 after the Grouping in 1923. After her retirement in 1925, she was sold to the Cannock and Rugeley Colliery Company where she was fitted with a new boiler and renumbered No. 9. She was withdrawn again in 1963 when she was preserved at the Chasewater Railway until 1978 when she moved to the East Somerset Railway. After a long overhaul, she returned to steam in 1993, but firebox problems caused her to be withdrawn prematurely in 1997. After spending many years dismantled, it was cosmetically restored in 2011 and painted into inauthentic BR unlined black as No. 32110. In 2012, it was purchased by the Isle of Wight as part of a deal which saw LMS Class 2 2-6-0 No. 46447 move to the ESR in exchange for No. 32110. The loco arrived at Havenstreet in October 2012 and is currently on display in the Train Story exhibition. The identity of No. W2 was previously worn by one of the E1's that worked on the line from 1932. BR Unlined Black with the Early Crest. Isle of Wight Steam Railway. 1877 Yarmouth (10344727215).jpg
No. W37 Invincible[11] Hawthorn Leslie
0-4-0ST
Working at Woolwich Arsenal for 40 years, Invincible was a shunter there with several other 0-4-0STs. After and extensive period in store, she was overhauled for a transfer to the RAE of Farnborough. Following the closure of the centre the new owner placed her on loan to the railway in 1971, until he died in 1979 and ownership was passed to the WLS, who carry out her overhauls and repairs. She was featured in Christie's Iron Horse Music Video. Nearing the end of the 2009 season, she suffered a broken spring hanger, and is currently out of service awaiting repair and a 10-year overhaul. Lined Maroon. Isle of Wight Steam Railway. 1915 Time for a drink - geograph.org.uk - 1421237.jpg
No. W38
Ajax[12]
Barclay
0-6-0T
Ajax was built to order by the former Sulphide Corporation of London, where she stayed for many years before moving overseas to Iran for work at the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. Several years later she was repatriated and worked at Llandarcy Refinery, until retirement in 1968. The owner moved her the Havenstreet for restoration, though for over two decades she was stored in the shed until work began. The boiler passed its steam test in 2003 and within two years Ajax returned to work with air brakes fitted for passenger trains. Ajax was withdrawn from service at the beginning of 2015, following the completion of her boiler ticket. Currently, no plans for her future have been drawn up, and she is stored in the Train Story building.[13] Lined Black. Isle of Wight Steam Railway. 1918
Currently elsewhere
No. 41313[14] LMS Ivatt Class 2
2-6-2T
41313 spent the first few years of her BR-career in the south of England, replacing pre-grouping passenger tanks. Upon withdrawal from her final base at Eastleigh (71A) in 1965, was sold to Woodham Brothers for scrap. She was purchased by the ILT in 1975, and was originally meant as a spares loco for 41298, though her current condition was assessed as being good enough for restoration. The move to the Isle of Wight was made in 2006, 2 years before the remaining members of the Ivatt Trust's collection started arriving and she has since been in store awaiting full restoration. She moved to the East Somerset Railway for restoration in February 2015, and the restoration is due to be completed in 2017, after which she will return to Havenstreet. BR Lined Black. Isle of Wight Steam Railway. 1952 ~
Juno[15] Hunslet Austerity
0-6-0ST
Juno (works No. 3850) was built for work at Hunslet's Ironstone Quarry Railways, but was officially declared "redundant" only 10 years later and was purchased the following year by the Ivatt Trust and moved bases to the company's home at Quainton Road. Arriving in the May 2009, she left the Island on loan to the National Railway Museum in late October 2010. Green. Isle of Wight Steam Railway. 1958 Juno1.jpg

Diesel locomotives

Three diesel shunters are currently in the custody of the railway, all of which have run a majority of service trains, as opposed to the usual steam-hauled passenger services.

Operational

Number & Name Description History & Current Status Livery Owner(s) Date Photograph
No. 235 Mavis Andrew Barclay 4wD Shunter Built by the same company that produced Ajax, 235 was used in the Army for many years before being placed on static display in the NAM with the "Austerities". She came to the Isle of Wight under the same agreement that saw WD198 return to service for use there, and in 2008 became a member of the Wight Locomotive Society's extensive steam and diesel fleet and now works on maintenance trains year round. Dark Green. Wight Locomotive Society. 1945 ~
No. D2059 Edward British Rail Class 03 0-6-0DM After ending her career with BR in 1988, D2059 was selected to become a back-up engine, taking over from a steam service in the case of an emergency. She was initially selected due to having the appropriate brake equipment required by all engines on the railway to be able to pull passenger trains, though has been mostly seen working on freight trains, as the high restoration standards of the Wight Locomotive Society means that very few failures have actually occurred over the years. BR Black with Late Crest. Wight Locomotive Society. 1959 ~
No. D2554 Nuclear Fred British Rail Class 05 0-6-0DM D2554 spent the first 10 years of her career on the Western Region, though was transferred to the Southern and the Isle of Wight in 1966, being allocated to Ryde Depot for work on the island's newly instated electrification policy. She left Island network for the steam railway in 1984, though has only worked demonstration freights and service trains, as she is not fitted with air brakes. The loco has not run since 2005, but in early 2011 work started to see what needed doing to return it to service. The fuel pump was known to be faulty so was sent away for reconditioning. The loco was started for the first time in October 2011 and work continues. BR Green with Late Crest. Wight Locomotive Society. 1956 Havenstreet Station, Isle of Wight Steam Railway - geograph.org.uk - 878917.jpg

Undergoing overhaul, restoration or repairs

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Stored or static

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Coaching stock

All of the railway's operational coaches have been built to a pre-grouping design. These have been restored by the skilled Havenstreet staff and are the envy of many Southern Region preserved railways.

IWR coaches

Appropriately enough, the stock collection has a small set of original Isle of Wight Railway passenger stock, though none of them are currently in working order.

Number & Name Description History & Current Status Livery Owner(s) Date Photograph
No. 10 4-wheeled 3-compartment Composite Awaiting restoration, grounded at Havenstreet. N/A. Wight Locomotive Society. 1864 ~
No. 21 4-wheeled 3-compartment First Awaiting restoration, grounded at Havenstreet. N/A. Wight Locomotive Society. 1864 ~
N/A 4-wheeled 4-compartment Second Awaiting restoration, grounded at Havenstreet. N/A. private owner. 1864 ~
No. 35 4-wheeled 4-compartment Composite Awaiting restoration, grounded at Havenstreet. N/A. Wight Locomotive Society. 1875 ~
No. 38 4-wheeled 3-compartment Composite Awaiting restoration, grounded at Havenstreet. N/A. private owner. 1882 ~
No. 39 4-wheeled 4-compartment Second Awaiting restoration, grounded at Havenstreet. N/A. Wight Locomotive Society. 1882 ~

LB&SCR coaches

The stock collection currently has six coaches of the former LB&SCR, the earliest built in 1896.

Number & Name Description History & Current Status Livery Owner(s) Date Photograph
No. 2343 4-wheeled 5-compartment Third Operational. Southern Railway Green. Wight Locomotive Society. 1896 ~
No. 4115 4-wheeled 3-compartment Brake Third Restoration began in 2011/2012 with work being done to prepare a suitable underframe. In mid 2013 the carriage body was craned onto the underframe, both brought into the C&W workshop where restoration of the carriage body started. N/A. private owner. 1896 ~
No. 2403 Bogie 8-compartment Third The work to fully restore this carriage & return it to traffic (the first EVER on the IOW) was completed at the end of July 2013. Not only does this carriage increase our operational bogie carriages but is also our first bogie with a disabled compartment. Southern Railway Green. private owner. 1903 ~
No. 2416 Bogie 9-compartment Third Operational. Southern Railway Green. Wight Locomotive Society. 1916 ~
No. 4168 Bogie 5-compartment Brake Third Operational. Southern Railway Green. Wight Locomotive Society. 1922 ~
No. 6349 Bogie 8-compartment Composite Operational. BR Crimson. Wight Locomotive Society. 1924 ~

LC&DR coaches

The London, Chatham and Dover Railway's role in the south of England ensured an ample collection of stock for the owning groups.

Number & Name Description History & current status Livery Owner(s) Date Photograph
No. 6378 4-wheeled 4-compartment Composite Operational. Southern Railway Green. private owner. 1886 ~
No. 6369 4-wheeled Saloon Composite Operational, part of push-pull set 484. Southern Railway Green. private owner. 1887 ~
N/A Bogie 8-compartment Third Awaiting Restoration, grounded at Havenstreet as a source of spares. N/A. private owner. N/A ~
No. 2515 4-wheeled 5-compartment Third Operational. Southern Railway Green. Wight Locomotive Society. 1894 ~
No. 2418 Bogie 7-compartment Third Stored, grounded in two-halves at Havenstreet. N/A. private owner. 1895 ~
No. 4112 4-wheeled Saloon Brake Third Operational, part of push-pull set 484. Southern Railway Green. private owner. 1898 ~
No. 4115 Bogie 5-compartment Brake Third Stored, grounded at Havenstreet. N/A. Wight Locomotive Society. 1898 ~
No. 4116 Bogie 5-compartment Brake Third Stored, grounded at Havenstreet. N/A. private owner. 1898 ~

SE&CR coaches

An amalgamation of LC&DR and SER, the South Eastern and Chatham Railway also contributed to the Island Line's working stock.

Number & Name Description History & current status Livery Owner(s) Date Photograph
No. 4145 Bogie 4-compartment Brake Third Stored BR Crimson. Wight Locomotive Society. 1911 ~
No. 4149 Bogie 4-compartment Brake Third Stored. Southern Railway Green. Wight Locomotive Society. 1911 ~
No. 6375 Bogie Saloon Composite Bogies under overhaul. Southern Railway Green. Wight Locomotive Society. 1911 ~

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