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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

26 July 2017 Until 31 July 2017 Manx Heritage Transport Festival 
28 July 2017 Evening Only, 8.00pm Start IoMSRSA Annual General Meeting 
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 
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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.


  • 50th Anniversary of Lord Ailsa's Re-opening Today marks the 50th anniversary of the 3 June 1967 re-opening of the Isle of Man Railway by the Marquess of Ailsa after its entire closure at the end ...
    Posted 2 Jun 2017, 16:13 by IOM SRSA
  • Planning Application for Storage Shed at Meary Veg The Department of Infrastructure / Isle of Man Transport have applied for planning permission for the erection of a building at Ballnahowe (Meary Veg) for storage of railway rolling stock and ...
    Posted 23 May 2017, 03:16 by IOM SRSA
  • Manx Steam Railway News - Spring 2017 The latest edition of our journal Manx Steam Railway News (No.171 Spring 2017) has been published to members. 60 pages of news, views and recent events on the steam ...
    Posted 13 May 2017, 09:30 by IOM SRSA
  • Notice to Members - 2017 Annual General Meeting The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Supporters' Association will be held at the Falcon's Nest Hotel, Port Erin, on Friday 28 July 2017 starting at 8.00pm.  Formal ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2017, 05:51 by IOM SRSA
  • "No.1 returns to Peel" A fine selection of historic locomotive fittings and other artefacts from the steam railway has been put together by the Supporters' Association for Manx National Heritage to exhibit at the ...
    Posted 24 Apr 2017, 03:06 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