+++   2018 Steam Railway Season Dates -  Friday 9 March to Monday 5 November  +++

The Supporters' Association

The Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters’ Association was formed in 1966, the year that the original Isle of Man Railway had 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 Manx steam railway heritage conservation projects alongside the day-to-day operation of the railway by the Government.
You can support our charity work - helping to promote and conserve Manx steam railway heritage - by making a donation.  Click on the Donate button below for information on how you can donate.

Restoration of Goods Van G.1

Image:  Peco Publications / David Odabashian

Our next planned major conservation project, starting in 2018, is the restoration of Isle of Man Railway Goods Van G.1, a vehicle of significant historical importance both on the Island and much further afield.  Please support this restoration project by making a charity donation to our G.1 Restoration Fund

Members' Noticeboard

  • New Guide Booklet - The Peel to Knockaloe Railway Published by the Manx Transport Heritage Museum which resides in the old Brickworks yard office in Peel, this new 36 page A5 size booklet recounts the remarkable story of a ...
    Posted 18 Sep 2018, 06:08 by Ed More
  • New Guided Walk - Peel to Knockaloe Branchline GUIDED WALK - Sunday 9th September 2018 - The Peel to Knockaloe Railway Branchline. No need to book, assemble at the House of Manannan overspill carpark in Peel, near to the former ...
    Posted 21 Aug 2018, 06:24 by Ed More
  • Last Passenger Train Departing Peel - 50th Anniversary Event SPECIAL NOSTALGIA EVENT - Friday 7th September 2018, 3.30pm - 50th Anniversary of Last Passenger Train departing from Peel in 1968. Organised by the Manx Transport Heritage Museum, the event commences ...
    Posted 21 Aug 2018, 06:24 by Ed More
  • Isle of Man Transport in the 1970's A new book from Amberley Publishing, authored by David Christie, due for release on 15 August 2018. Publisher's description: "Starting with a day trip (by air from Blackpool) in ...
    Posted 5 Aug 2018, 04:11 by Ed More
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The Steam 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

2 December 2018 Until 2 January 2019, selected dates Steaming into Christmas (and the New Year) 
8 March 2019 Until 3 November 2019 2019 Steam Railway Season 
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Manx Steam Railway News

Journal of the Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters' Association, incorporating news, views and recent events on the Isle of Man Railway, historical articles of interest and a selection of colour and B&W photographs from various eras. Complimentary to members, but also available to buy from a selection of book shops and coffee shops across the Island or direct from us.

Current Issue -  No.175 Summer 2018


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