Steam Locomotive W11 0-6-OT Newport, at Havenstreet Station on the Isle of Wight. Like the W8 Freshwater, this locomotive of the famous "Terrier" class was designed by the renowned engineer William Stroudley (1833-1889), for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) — but as No. 40, and in the following year (1878). [Click both images to enlarge them.]

Closer view of the driver's cab.

Under her original name, Brighton, the locomotive won a gold medal at the Paris Exhibition for her "design, workmanship and finish" ("Aix [Terrier]"). She was bought by the Isle of Wight Central Railway in 1901, arriving on the island in 1902, where she became number 11. She was renamed Newport in 1923, after the island's county town.

There were further changes of ownership before she finally arrived in Havenstreet very early in 1975. Restoration work began in the following year, and took a long time: but having finally returned to service in 1989, she proved to be a "powerful, economical locomotive more than capable of hauling heavily loaded trains on the steeply graded IW Steam Railway" ("Aix [Terrier]"). Like Freshwater, she has since had a new boiler fitted.

The locomotive is seen here on a rainy day, in a siding at Havenstreet Station, Isle of Wight. Despite or because of their "diminutive" size ("William Stroudley"), the "Terriers" are evidently favourites here.

Photographs, text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee, who would like to thank the Isle of Wight Steam Railway's "Train Story" Discovery Centre for permitting photography. You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.

Related Material


"Aix (Terrier) Class 0-6-02 No. W11 Newport.'" Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Web. 11 August 2017.

"Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Timetable and Guide." Havenstreet, Isle of Wight, 2017.

"William Stroudley." Grace's Guide. Web. 11 August 2017.

Created 11 August 2017