Isle of Wight

Compatibility: Rail Simulator, RailWorks 3

The unique railway system of the beautiful Isle of Wight is captured here in exquisite high quality detail.

With excellent locomotives, wonderful scenery, rolling stock with authentic sounds, and a great and extensive set of custom scenarios, a trip to the Isle of Wight should be in your holiday plans!

You start your unique train journey in 1930s ex-London Underground Class 483 Electric Multiple Units at Ryde pierhead station, at the end of a pier jutting out into the Solent water. Then it's under the town of Ryde and into the beautiful countryside, finishing at the famous seaside town of Shanklin on the island's south coast.

If you want to drive something even older, no problem! We have also included the preserved steam railway that runs between Smallbrook Junction and Wotton. Drive the 0-4-0ST 'Invincible' steam locomotive and 484 Push-Pull set.

You can experience all of these in 17 unique scenarios that allow you to explore the full extent of the current rail system on the Island.

The video below was produced for the joint Isle of Wight & Class 66 add-on (Download and Boxed) and includes some good footage of this Isle of Wight expansion.


After the flood
In 1999 heavy rainfall caused damage to the line, stranding a four-car train at Shanklin over Christmas. It is December 27th and the water has subsided. Take a passenger train from Ryde, making the usual stops on the way, before rescuing the stranded train at Shanklin. Then return to Ryde with this unusual six-car train.

And so to bed
After a busy day the Steam Railway is closed. Stable all the rolling stock in the correct locations at Havenstreet before you finish for the night.

Island Line Day Rover: Part 1
Purchasing an Island Line Day Rover ticket gives passengers unlimited travel over the Island Line and the Steam Railway. After they have spent an afternoon enjoying the seafront, take a large group of tourists on a trip to Shanklin before letting them alight at Smallbrook, where they will use their tickets to join the Steam Railway in Part 2. This scenario will not penalise you for deviating from the timetable in general but you must arrive at Smallbrook before the steam train departs.

Island Line Day Rover: Part 2 (Available only in Rail Simulator)
Some passengers have just completed a trip on the Island Line; you are now going to take them on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Starting at Smallbrook Junction, drive the line all the way to Wootton.

Isle of 'White'
It has been snowing for days in a cold snap. The island is covered in snow and it shows no sign of letting up. Things have been running smoothly so far but problems could be just around the corner.

Last train standing
Just as you are about to finish your shift you hear the last train of the day has had a malfunction on the Up line at Ryde St Johns Road, leaving the last few stops unfinished. Take the 002 train and complete the final stops which are a round trip to the Pier Head from Ryde St Johns Road. Then you can finally stow your train for the night. This scenario does not require adherence to a timetable.

Let the music play on
It is the first day of a major music festival as well as high season so many people are riding the Island Line today. Drive a four-car service, typical for this time of year, on a round-trip of the line on this blistering June afternoon.

Lightning strike (Available only in Rail Simulator)
A tree was struck by lightning at Wootton, causing the track to be obstructed. Volunteers have broken down the debris but you must drive to Wootton with a couple of empty wagons to clear the remainder so the line can reopen.

Lights! Camera! Action!
A major studio has hired stock and use of the line to shoot scenes for a movie. The weather is suitably dramatic and the crew is ready to start. Can you follow the directions and complete the shoot?

Much merriment and cake
It is 2002 and the new Griffin’s Sidings at Havenstreet are being officially opened. Drive the W37 Invincible into the sidings for a ceremony before embarking on a round-trip of the line, ending with a cake cutting at Havenstreet.

Santa Special
Drive a Santa Special train on a snowy late December afternoon. The carpet of fresh snow has turned the line into a beautiful Winter Wonderland. This is a return trip to Wootton starting from Smallbrook Junction.

Shanklin sunrise
It is a typical October morning and you are driving the first service of the day out of Shanklin.  Drive the whole line to Ryde Pier Head as the island wakes up. You do not have to stick to the timetable for success, but passengers must be picked up from each station except Smallbrook Junction.

Solent Night
It is Christmas Eve afternoon and the sun is already low in the sky. You are midway through a shift, having just completed a stop at Brading. Continue your shift as the sun goes down, finishing at Smallbrook Junction where a special steam train will depart for a seasonal Santa Special.

Ticket to Ryde
To celebrate the continued success of the Steam Railway, an event is taking place where a steam engine takes to the main Island Line and drives to Ryde Pier head. Take a train of specially invited guests and members of the press on this historic journey from Havenstreet.

When the wind blows
There was a major storm in the night and many trees have blown over. There are also reports of the track being obstructed with debris at Brading and Sandown so the damage needs to be cleared before a normal service can start. Take a crew out in a personnel carrier and drop them off at Brading and Sandown.

"Great attention to detail... a whollly convincing add-on... it should be included in any collection" Train Sim Magazin (Germany)

System Requirements:

  • RailWorks 2, RailWorks or Rail Simulator
  • PC with 2.6GHz equivalent or higher processor
  • 512Mb RAM
  • 256Mb graphics card
  • 2.0Gb hard disc space
  • Windows 8 / 7 / XP / Vista
  • 1.5Gb hard drive space

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Packshot for Isle of Wight
This scenery expansion brings you the Isle of Wight’s unique railway system with wonderful scenery modelling, rolling stock with custom sounds, and over a dozen scenarios.
Drive the 1930s ex-London Underground Class 483 EMUs from Ryde pier head station all the way to Shanklin on the island's south coast and explore the island's preserved steam railway in the 0-4-0ST Invincible steam loco and 484 Push-Pull set.

Download size: 304 Mb (learn about downloads)


Earn 180 points with this purchase