Isle of Wight reunites three Ivatts

IVATT ‘2MT’ 2-6-2T No. 41313 was formally launched into Isle of Wight Steam Railway (IoWSR) traffic over the weekend of May 26-28 during the line’s Three Island Ivatts’ celebration.

The gala was conceived as a ‘thank-you’ event for all those who have helped return the three Ivatt ‘2MTs’ – Nos. 41313, 41298 and 46447 – donated to the IoWSR by the Ivatt Locomotive Trust in 2009 to steam, not least the original saviours Roy Millar and Peter Clarke.

Ivatt ‘2MTs’ Nos. 46447, 41313 and 41298 are caught together on camera at Havenstreet during the pre-gala private event on May 25. Despite appearances, the 2-6-0 is not about to depart tender-first. JOHN FAULKNER

And what better way to acknowledge these contributions than by bringing all three Ivatts together on the Isle of Wight.

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To do so the railway shipped East Somerset Railway-based 2-6-0 No. 46447 across the Solent to join the two resident 2-6-2Ts.

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