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Manx Steam Railway News - Spring 2019

posted 19 Apr 2019, 07:54 by IOM SRSA

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 railway, historical articles of interest and a selection of colour and B&W photographs from various eras.


Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2019

posted 12 Mar 2019, 12:54 by IOM SRSA

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 railways and more.

To view / download the event leaflet published by Isle of Man Transport, click here.

Rush Hour on the Railways 2019

posted 1 Feb 2019, 08:49 by IOM SRSA

https://www.gov.im/media/1364290/rushhour_2019_dl_leaflet-web-122019.pdf 
Isle of Man Transport has published the leaflet of events for this year's Rush Hour on the Railways, a four day celebration of Isle of Man Railways taking place from 19 to 22 April 2019 inclusive.

Click on the leaflet image to view / download a full copy of the leaflet in PDF format.  

2019 Isle of Man Railways Timetable

posted 17 Jan 2019, 06:27 by IOM SRSA

The 2019 timetable leaflet for the Isle of Man Steam Railway, Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway is now available online in PDF format.

Click here to view / download.

Printed copies will be available from railway stations, the Welcome Centre and other outlets on Island in due course.

Manx Steam Railway News - Winter 2018

posted 24 Dec 2018, 08:34 by IOM SRSA

The latest edition of our journal Manx Steam Railway News (No.176 Winter 2018) has been distributed to our members. 60 pages of news and views on the steam railway, historical articles of interest and a selection of colour and B&W photographs from various eras.



New Guide Booklet - The Peel to Knockaloe Railway

posted 18 Sep 2018, 03:40 by IOM SRSA   [ updated 18 Sep 2018, 06:08 by Ed More ]

Published by the Manx Transport Heritage Museum which resides in the old Brickworks yard office in Peel, this new 36 page A5 size booklet recounts the remarkable story of a railway which served 26,000 people encamped on the Isle of Man from 1915 to 1920.

With a selection of historical and contemporary photographs, the booklet places the Knockaloe branch line into historical context, looks at the purpose,  construction, and operation of the line, and explores the route today as a most useful rambler's guide for the more adventurous.

The booklet is available from the Manx Transport Heritage Museum and the House of Manannan museum in Peel, or from the Supporters' Association online shop. RRP £5.00 (plus P&P).   
   

New Guided Walk - Peel to Knockaloe Branchline

posted 21 Aug 2018, 06:24 by Ed More


GUIDED WALK - Sunday 9th September 2018 - The Peel to Knockaloe Railway Branchline. No need to book, assemble at the House of Manannan overspill carpark in Peel, near to the former Brickworks Office. 2pm start time. Organised by the Manx Transport Heritage Museum, see leaflet for more information.

The guided walks will also take place during the Manx Heritage Open Days Festival in October 2018.

Last Passenger Train Departing Peel - 50th Anniversary Event

posted 21 Aug 2018, 06:19 by Ed More   [ updated 21 Aug 2018, 06:24 ]


SPECIAL NOSTALGIA EVENT - Friday 7th September 2018, 3.30pm - 50th Anniversary of Last Passenger Train departing from Peel in 1968. Organised by the Manx Transport Heritage Museum, the event commences 3.30pm in the foyer of the House of Manannan at Peel, built on the actual former railway station site and included the old station building and goods shed within its structure.

If you have memories of the final days of passenger services on the Peel Line or indeed travelled on that last train hauled by No.5 MONA, please do come down to the event to recount your memories with fellow attendees. Likewise, if you have any photographs, printed materials or recordings of the last days of steam from Peel which you would be willing to loan for the event, please email us at iomsrsa@manx.net .

Isle of Man Transport in the 1970's

posted 2 Aug 2018, 14:40 by Ed More   [ updated 5 Aug 2018, 04:11 ]

A new book from Amberley Publishing, authored by David Christie, due for release on 15 August 2018. 

Publisher's description: "Starting with a day trip (by air from Blackpool) in 1970, this book covers the rest of the decade with visits in 1971, 1972, 1976 and 1979. The island was a fascinating place for a transport enthusiast, with the traditional Douglas Corporation buses, horse tramway, Manx Electric Railway and the steam railway – not forgetting the Snaefell Railway and the lovely old Steam Packet Co. ships. These traditional ships were the main loss in later years, but changes had also occurred prior to David’s final visit, with the loss of the Douglas livery (all buses now being under a ‘National’ fleetname) and the rationalisation of Douglas railway station. With a range of interesting views and fascinating subject matter, Isle of Man Transport in the 1970s will appeal both to those who have visited the island and general transport enthusiasts."

Manx Steam Railway News - Summer 2018

posted 2 Aug 2018, 14:32 by Ed More

The latest edition of our journal Manx Steam Railway News (No.175 Summer 2018) has been distributed to our members. 60 pages of news and views on the steam railway, historical articles of interest and a selection of colour and B&W photographs from various eras.


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