I visited for the first time ever at the weekend and reckon I had my best railway visit this year. I doubt that there is a tidier railway in the UK and everyone seems so enthusiastic. Genuinely there was not a thing out of place. Even the whole of the railway linesides had been trimmed to the fence line along the whole 5 miles which is something few heritage lines have the human resourses to do. I was most impressed by the long row of rescued victorian carriage bodies in Train story. There is many years work ahead there for the craftsmen and women. To top that there was some spirited running by the Ivatt and a great day was had as I love travelling in pre 1920 rolling stock. A railway that punches well above its weight and well worth a visit if you have not been. A day trip from the mainland is easy to do if you take the wightlink catamaran from Portsmouth or the hovercraft as both connect perfectly with the Island line and they will sell you a day rover that covers both railways.