23rd January – ‘The Last Train’ A 40th Anniversary event
40 years on … Join us as we recreate the last train from Newport – on foot! Enjoy
a guided walk from the site of the old Newport railway station following the former
trackbed to Wootton, then steam train to Havenstreet.
Walkers will gather outside the Hamilton & Marshall building – the approximate
location of the former Newport Railway Station building – where a blue plaque
commemorating the former station site will be unveiled by Major General Martin
White, Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, at 10.30am.
The walk will commence following the unveiling. At 1pm walkers will be met at
Wootton Station by a train headed by locomotive No. 24 ‘Calbourne’ for the journey
to Havenstreet (and returned to Wootton later). It is hoped that the train will also
comprise the three carriages which formed one of the final steam trains from Newport
on 24th January 1971 (LBSCR-built bogie coaches Nos. 4168, 2416 & 6349). At
Havenstreet a light lunch will be available for walkers.
There will be a modest charge of £10 for adults and £5 for children, with funds going
towards further restoration work at the Railway.
Meet next to Lidl’s car park, Newport (OS500894) at 10.20am
Distance 3 miles (one way). Duration 2 hours (one way – walk only).
(All walkers take part at their own risk)
Additional trains will also run between Havenstreet and Wootton (and return at 11am,
12noon, 2pm and 3pm – Tickets Adults £5, Children (5-15) £3.
For more details please contact Liz Tagart at the IW Steam RailwayFor full details please contact: 01983 882204 www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk All tickets may be pre-booked from the Railway or