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

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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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

  • 2017 Heritage Open Days Organised annually by Manx National Heritage, join in and enjoy for free the biggest heritage event on the Isle of Man, taking place this year over the weekends of 29 ...
    Posted 20 Aug 2017, 10:25 by IOM SRSA
  • Manx Steam Railway News - Summer 2017 The latest edition of our journal Manx Steam Railway News (No.172 Summer 2017) has been printed and is in the process of delivery to our members. 60 pages of ...
    Posted 20 Aug 2017, 09:32 by IOM SRSA
  • 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
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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. Complimentary 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.172 - Summer 2017