Middleton Press is due to publish a new book at the end of March 2017, titled 'Isle of Man Railway Journey' by author Tom Heavyside. It expands the publisher's Narrow Gauge Branch Lines series which has previous covered in B&W the lines to Peel, Port Erin and Ramsey by steam, and the east coast electric route Douglas to Laxey, Snaefell & Ramsey. This new publication is in full colour, 96 pages, 120 photographs plus large scale maps and other details of local history. Available to (pre-) order direct from Middleton Press and from other stockists.
Details of the planned events for the the 2017 Heritage Transport Festival, taking place 26 to 30 July, have been published by Isle of Man Railways. To view/download the leaflet, CLICK HERE.
The 2017 Timetable for the Isle of Man Steam Railway, Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway has been published by Isle of Man Railways. To view/download a full copy, please CLICK HERE.
"Rush Hour on the Railways" will return on the 14 – 17 April 2017, immediately followed by "The Isle of Man Festival of Steam" on 17 - 23 April 2017, the latter event showcasing steam heavy haulage on the Island's roads and a steam car tour. See planned itinerary on What's On & Where To Go from the Green Toursim & Heritage Guide. Full event information to be confirmed nearer the time by Isle of Man Railways and the Isle of Man Motor Museum.
Issue 170 (Winter 2016) of the Association's journal Manx Steam Railway News has been published this month and circulated to members. Copies are available to purchase from selected bookshops across the Island, or direct by mailing email@example.com .Regular features include locomotive and rolling stock news round-up, reports on railway events, special trains and happenings, and developments on stations, lineside and permanent way.
The Supporters’ Association will be promoting the Isle of Man Steam Railway at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition (Stand C44, NEC Birmingham, 26/27 November) with the OOn3 finescale diorama of Douglas Workshops & Engine Shed by Robin Winter forming the centrepiece of our stand. Plenty of information literature will be available on the stand, also a range of sales items including the Oxford Diecast OOn3 scale static models of IMR locomotive No.12 and MER tramcar No.21 with a special show price of £40 when purchasing both models together. Our thanks to Isle of Man Railways for supporting our Warley attendance.
£15 per person. Price includes Santa visit, travel and seasonal refreshments on board the Dining Car at Santon Station.
For the perfect seasonal treat this Christmas, ride the Santa Trains and visit Santa's Grotto where all children receive a present. The whole family can enjoy hot drinks, mulled wine, mince pies, pigs in blankets, hot turkey or pork and stuffing rolls served on the Dining Car.
Santa Train tickets are now available to purchase online at www.rail.im or call the Welcome Centre on (01624) 662525.
The Isle of Man Steam Railway will operate a revised timetable with immediate effect for the remainder of the 2016 season.
Isle of Man Railways has experienced a high level of operational issues on the Steam Railway during the 2016 season. Currently only one locomotive, no. 8 Fenella, is operational and the revised timetable is being implemented from Thursday 22 September until 6 November 2016 to reflect this.
On most days, the steam train will operate timetable V, with the train departing Douglas at 0950 for Port Erin and returning from Port Erin at 1130. The train will then operate from Douglas to Castletown departing Douglas at 1350, returning from Castletown at 1427. The final daily departure on timetable V is 1550 out of Douglas to Castletown, returning at 1627.
Passengers are advised to check the revised timetable before planning their journey as departure times will vary on a number of days.
All Dining Car services will be operated as advertised including the Commuter Club, Pie and Mash train and themed nights.
The revised timetable can be found on www.rail.im.
Director of Transport Services Ian Longworth said:
Issued by Department of Infrastructure, 20 Sept 2016