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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.
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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 original Isle of Man Railway closed for 'essential track maintenance work'.
We are the leading charity for railway preservation on the Isle of Man.
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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. Sent free 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.170 - Winter 2016