Last chance to ride the 1938 stock?

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Lunaticonthegrass
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Last chance to ride the 1938 stock?

Post by Lunaticonthegrass » 16 Nov 2020, 21:20

I'm aware that the 1938 tube stock which runs on the Isle of Wight is being (finally) retired very soon. Does anyone know exactly when? I've had a look online but can't find an exact date for a final service. Maybe it's already been retired? COVID restrictions permitting, I'd like to have a Ryde on it before it goes.
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Re: Last chance to ride the 1938 stock?

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Re: Last chance to ride the 1938 stock?

Post by xcooler123 » 17 Nov 2020, 11:32

I managed to get over there and ride them in October (which was also my first visit to the IoW). Just a health warning, they are struggling to keep one train going, let alone both of them at the moment so cancellations can happen without much prior notice. Whilst you are over there, I would highly recommend getting a ride on the IoW Steam Railway if you can, was very impressed when I went on it. Not the world's longest line but very friendly staff and volunteers combined with a great base at Havenstreet makes for a worthwhile trip.

P.S. In a twist of irony, the steam train that was working whilst I was there on the heritage railway was built in 1952 and is therefore younger than the trains running on the mainline railway :lol:
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Re: Last chance to ride the 1938 stock?

Post by Golf » 18 Nov 2020, 16:55

if boris and his corrupt government keep their promise of relaxing lockdown december 2nd :lol: (a lie and protests on december 3rd if dont) i will on a (saturday in december not boxing day of course) be doing this with possibly iain mac naughton and das stevens. probably driving to southampton or portsmouth and there is room for one more in car perhaps.

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Re: Last chance to ride the 1938 stock?

Post by Lunaticonthegrass » 18 Nov 2020, 22:02

Thanks for the advice guys. I'll see what I can do before the year's out.
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