+++  2017 Steam Railway Season - Saturday 18 March to Sunday 5 November.   CLICK HERE to view / download Timetable  +++   

The 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.

Upcoming & Future Events

18 March 2017 Until 5 November 2017 2017 Steam Railway Season 
14 April 2017 Until 17 April 2017 Rush Hour on the Railways 
17 April 2017 Until 23 April 2017 Isle of Man Festival of Steam 
28 April 2017 Until 1 May 2017 Isle of Man Walking Festival 
26 July 2017 Until 31 July 2017 Manx Heritage Transport Festival 
18 August 2017 Until 20 August 2017 Island at War on the Steam Railway 
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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.

Visitor Information

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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.

We actively promote awareness and interest in the Isle of Man Railway and undertake or participate in Manx steam railway heritage conservation projects alongside the day-to-day operation of the railway by the Government.


  • Isle of Man Transport: A Colour Journey in Time - New Book Release Due for publication on 30 August 2017, authors Martin Jenkins & Charles Roberts. Hardcover, 160 pages. Publisher Pen & Sword Transport."This stunning selection of colour views, dating from the period 1953 ...
    Posted 22 Mar 2017, 04:16 by IOM SRSA
  • 3 Lineside Structures added to Protected Buildings Register Three more lineside structures on the Isle of Man Steam Railway have recently been added to the Protected Buildings Register, by reason of their important architectural and historical significance.  This ...
    Posted 8 Mar 2017, 01:24 by IOM SRSA
  • Mill Road Gatekeeper's Hut Returns The historically significant 1874 Mill Road crossing gatekeeper's hut returned to the Steam Railway at Castletown on 4 March 2017 after extensive off-site restoration work undertaken by the ...
    Posted 6 Mar 2017, 01:35 by IOM SRSA
  • Isle of Man Railway Journey - New Book Release 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 ...
    Posted 21 Feb 2017, 01:21 by Ed More
  • Rush Hour on The Railways and Festival of Steam 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 ...
    Posted 15 Feb 2017, 10:45 by IOM SRSA
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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