+++   2020 Steam Railway Season Dates -  Friday 6 March to Thursday 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.

Restoration of Goods Van G.1

Image:  Peco Publications / David Odabashian

Our current major conservation project 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 donation to our G.1 Restoration Fund.


If you are interested in the Isle of Man Steam Railway, its current operations and past history, and conserving its heritage, then you should join the Association as a member.

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 2 months after publication to buy from a selection of book shops and coffee shops across the Island or direct from us.

Current Issue -  No.178 Summer 2019

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Upcoming & Future Events

6 March 2020 Until 5 November 2020 2020 Steam Railway Season 
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Make a Donation

Please 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.

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.

Members' Noticeboard

  • Goods Van G.1 Restoration Goods Van G.1 was transported by road last week to an Island-based specialist joinery firm to commence full restoration, a project being managed and funded by the Supporters ...
    Posted 22 Sep 2019, 06:03 by IOM SRSA
  • Island at War 1940s Weekend Isle of Man Railways' Island at War 1940s Weekend returns to the Steam Railway on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August with themed events and displays taking place at Douglas ...
    Posted 2 Aug 2019, 03:22 by IOM SRSA
  • Manx Steam Railway News - Summer 2019 The latest edition of our journal Manx Steam Railway News (No.178 Summer 2019) has recently been published and distributed to our members. 60 pages of news and views on ...
    Posted 1 Aug 2019, 09:07 by IOM SRSA
  • Supporters' Association - 2019 AGM The Annual General Meeting of the Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters' Association Ltd will take place at the Columba Club, 1 Sydney Mount, Douglas (at the junction of Circular ...
    Posted 5 May 2019, 08:37 by IOM SRSA
  • Manx Steam Railway News - Spring 2019 The latest edition of our journal Manx Steam Railway News (No.177 Spring 2019) is ready for distribution to our members. 60 pages of news and views on the steam ...
    Posted 19 Apr 2019, 07:54 by IOM SRSA
  • Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2019 The 2019 Manx Heritage Transport Festival takes place from 24th to 28th July inclusive.  Five action-packed days' travel on the Isle of Man's award winning network of heritage ...
    Posted 12 Mar 2019, 12:54 by IOM SRSA
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