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Old 06-01-2017, 12:13 PM   #11
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How does the rolling stock on the Haven Street Railway compare to what was originally used?
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All the carriage stock on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway is either genuine island stock or, in one case, identical to that used on the island.
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Kernows are producing the "gate" stock - were these used on the IoW?
No, Gate stock was never sent to the IoW.
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The only really 'odd' carriages that found their way on to the 'Island' were four carriages that started life as the carriage portion if some SE&CR railmotors (combined locomotive and coach ) the Southern sent them across the Solent in 1925 having removed and scrapped the locomotive portion first and fitting a new bogie under the end where it had been. (They did the same for another four but they stayed in the mainland.) However they were returned to the mainland after two years and the ended their days working between Gravesend and Allhallows on Sea, or Dunton Green and Westerham.

To replace them the Southern then sent over some former LCDR 6 wheelers which had the centre pair of wheels removed and the chassis reinforced. Surprisingly two of these which were sold as holiday chalets in 1938 have been purchased by the Isle of Wight steam railway and are being restored!

The gate stock on the L&SWR had a very similar origin having been the carriage part of a rail motor set but these were too wide for the Island and finished their days in the West of England hauled and pushed by M7s and O2s.
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Both of the ex-LCDR coaches, a saloon brake 3rd and a saloon composite, are restored and running on the IOWSR - visit their website. Interestingly, they and their sister set were the only corridor stock ever to run on the island.
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