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Isle of Man Railway Journey - New Book Release

posted 21 Feb 2017, 01:21 by Ed More

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.

Rush Hour on The Railways and Festival of Steam

posted 15 Feb 2017, 10:45 by IOM SRSA

Isle of Man Railways has published the programme leaflet for the 2017 Rush Hour on the Railways (14 to 17 April) and Festival of Steam (17 to 23 April) events.  To view / download a copy, click on the image below.

2017 Heritage Transport Festival Events Announced

posted 3 Feb 2017, 09:06 by IOM SRSA   [ updated 3 Feb 2017, 09:08 ]

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.


2017 Railway Timetable Published

posted 3 Feb 2017, 09:01 by IOM SRSA   [ updated 3 Feb 2017, 09:08 ]

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 & Festival of Steam

posted 8 Jan 2017, 05:58 by IOM SRSA

"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.

Manx Steam Railway News - Issue 170

posted 21 Dec 2016, 03:53 by IOM SRSA   [ updated 8 Jan 2017, 05:57 ]

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 .

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. 

Warley National Model Railway Exhibition

posted 13 Nov 2016, 03:55 by IOM SRSA

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.

2016 Santa Trains

posted 7 Nov 2016, 05:04 by IOM SRSA   [ updated 7 Nov 2016, 05:04 ]

Santa Train

10th, 11th, 17th and 18th December 2016, departing Douglas at 11am, 12 noon and 2pm.

£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 or call the Welcome Centre on (01624) 662525.

Standard 'R' Timetable Resumes

posted 11 Oct 2016, 03:19 by IOM SRSA   [ updated 11 Oct 2016, 03:20 ]

Locomotive availability has allowed the Steam Railway to resume its standard 'R' timetable services from Thursday 13 October for the remainder of the 2016 season which concludes on Sunday 6 November.  Please note there are no daily services on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Revised Autumn 2016 Timetable for Steam Railway

posted 20 Sep 2016, 04:06 by IOM SRSA   [ updated 20 Sep 2016, 04:07 ]

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

Director of Transport Services Ian Longworth said:

‘Isle of Man Railways appreciates that many passengers will be disappointed with the reduced level of steam services and we apologise for any inconvenience. We operate Victorian locomotives and we have experienced a high level of failures that require substantial repairs.’

Issued by Department of Infrastructure, 20 Sept 2016

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