The Railway

Dating back to 1874 and running 15¾ miles southwest from Douglas, the Isle of Man Steam Railway's line to Port Erin is one of the oldest and longest in service narrow gauge passenger steam railways anywhere in the World.

Peel Line Opening, Douglas Station, 1 July 1873
(Manx National Heritage)

The 3ft gauge railway still uses its original vintage locomotives and rolling stock to provide passengers with an authentic Victorian and Edwardian travel experience through glorious Manx countryside.

Upcoming & Future Events

18 August 2017 Until 20 August 2017 Island at War on the Steam Railway 
29 September 2017 Until 1 October 2017 IOM Heritage Open Days 
6 October 2017 Until 8 October 2017 IOM Heritage Open Days 
9 December 2017 Until 10 December 2017 Santa on the Steam Train 
16 December 2017 Until 17 December 2017 Santa on the Steam Train 
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Please check with event Organisers for full details and to confirm times / dates before making your travel arrangements and setting out.

Visitor Information
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Lost in Time

1899 Cattle Wagon K.6

Livestock wagons were once a familiar sight on the Isle of Man Railway, with some thirty-two in total being used to carry livestock and other farm produce. The last of these wagon types were scrapped in 1965.

For information on historical Rolling Stock used on the Isle of Man Railway, CLICK HERE.

The Supporters' Association

The Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters’ Association was formed in 1966, the year that the Isle of Man Railway was closed for 'essential track maintenance work'.

We are the leading charity for railway preservation on the Isle of Man.

We actively promote awareness and interest in the Isle of Man Railway and undertake or participate in Manx steam railway heritage conservation projects alongside the day-to-day operation of the railway by the Government.

Members' Noticeboard

  • Members' Discussion Board Now Closed The on-line IoMSRSA/IMR private discussion board (forum) which was being hosted independently has now closed.  Association members who have Facebook accounts can continue to comment on matters and ...
    Posted 17 Aug 2017, 02:13 by IOM SRSA
  • Island at War 2017 This year's Island at War events take place over the weekend of 18th to 20th August with a focus on the Steam Railway, but with outlying events taking place ...
    Posted 8 Aug 2017, 01:31 by IOM SRSA
  • Guest Speaker after IoMSRSA Annual General Meeting At the conclusion of this year's AGM business (Friday 28 July 2017), our guest speaker Bill Barlow will talk about his experiences working on the Steam Railway for Lord ...
    Posted 19 Jul 2017, 15:45 by IOM SRSA
  • Railway Cavalcade - New DVD from Duke Video Railway Cavalcade - The Unique Railways of The Isle of Man. Released in June 2017, a new DVD featuring the Island's heritage railways has been produced by Duke Marketing Ltd ...
    Posted 10 Jul 2017, 01:14 by IOM SRSA
  • Appointing an AGM Proxy If you are a full member of the Association and you are not able to attend the 2017 Annual General Meeting in person, then you are entitled to appoint a ...
    Posted 5 Jul 2017, 14:23 by IOM SRSA
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Manx Steam Railway News

Journal of the Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters' Association, incorporating news and events on the Isle of Man Railway, with historical articles on all aspects of the railway. Issued to members, but also available to buy from a selection of book shops and coffee shops across the Island or direct from us.

Latest Issue No.171 - Spring 2017