Isle of Man Steam Railway Services have resumed - see timetable

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.

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.

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.

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Upcoming & Future Events

27 May 2021 thru July 2021 2021 Steam Railway Season 
26 June 2021 1 Day Only National Garden Railway Show, Peterborough Arena 
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Please check with event Organisers for full details and to confirm times / dates before making your travel arrangements and setting out.

Help us with a Donation

Please support our charity work - helping to promote and conserve Manx steam railway heritage - by making a donation.

Visit our Fundraising page for information on how you can donate.

Join Us - Become a Member

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 supporting member and receive a range of benefits.

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 across the Island or direct from us.


  • 2021 Steam Railway Services Isle of Man Transport have published a provisional timetable for the first part of the 2021 Steam Railway season. Services will re-commence on 27 May 2021. Click here to ...
    Posted 4 May 2021, 01:23 by IOM SRSA
  • The Isle of Man Railway - Another Photographic Journey : 1962  Following the success of the first booklet covering his visit in 1960, we are delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of a second volume of photographs from John Langford's ...
    Posted 7 Apr 2021, 04:33 by IOM SRSA
  • Manx Steam Railway News - Winter/Spring 2021  The latest edition of our journal Manx Steam Railway News (No.183 Winter/Spring 2021) is with the printers and will be distributed to our members shortly. 60 pages of ...
    Posted 7 Apr 2021, 04:20 by IOM SRSA
  • Manx Steam Railway News - Autumn/Winter 2020 The latest edition of our journal Manx Steam Railway News (No.182 Autumn/Winter 2020) has recently been published and distributed to members. 60 pages of news and views on ...
    Posted 25 Jan 2021, 05:09 by Ed More
  • Steam Railway operating for October Half Term The Steam Railway will be operating for the school Half Term in October -  24 & 25 October and then 29 October to 1 November inclusive. Click Here to view the updated ...
    Posted 27 Sept 2020, 01:09 by IOM SRSA
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