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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.


2018 Island At War Weekend

posted 20 Jul 2018, 04:05 by Ed More   [ updated 20 Jul 2018, 04:06 ]

The 2018 Island at War events will take place over the weekend of 18 & 19 August, this year returning to the Steam Railway as the focal point.

Events will include live acts at Douglas and Port Erin Stations, including the fabulous D-Day Darlings and the Southern Belles, evening concerts and a range of exhibitions and wartime enactments.

For more information, click here to view / download the Isle of Man Transport leaflet, visit www.rail.im or telephone the Isle of Man Transport Information line on 01624 662525.  



2018 Annual General Meeting

posted 22 Jun 2018, 09:22 by IOM SRSA   [ updated 7 Jul 2018, 07:16 ]

The 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters' Association Ltd takes place at the Columba Club, 1 Sydney Mount, Douglas (at the junction of Circular Road and Prospect Hill) on Friday 27 July 2018; doors open 7:30pm, the meeting commencing at 8:00pm.

We look forward to seeing as many of our members as are able to attend on 27 July (coinciding with the 2018 Manx Heritage Transport Festival).

The business to be conducted at the Annual General Meeting includes:
  1. Welcome, registration of eligible voters, proxies, apologies
  2. Minutes of 2017 Annual General Meeting
  3. Matters arising from previous minutes
  4. Annual Report of the Association, including 2017/18 Annual Statement of Accounts
  5. Review of Subscriptions
  6. Election / re-election of Directors
  7. Re-appointment of an Independent Assessor.
Proxy appointments must be in writing, signed and dated by the appointor, and received at the registered office of the Association by not later than 25 July 2018 to be valid.

Any full member of the Association who has not received his/her Annual General Meeting notice papers directly by post or by email should contact the Association by emailing iomsrsa@manx.net or by phoning 01624 823682.      


Manx Electric Railway - 125th Anniversary Celebration

posted 22 Jun 2018, 04:33 by IOM SRSA

Isle of Man Transport has announced planned events to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway.

The unique events program will run from 1st September until 8th September 2018 with something for everyone.

Many parts of this exciting celebration can be reserved by emailing mer125@gov.im and only require a Go Travel card or standard fare payment.

To avoid disappointment, selected events can be pre-booked online at www.rail.im or by calling the Welcome Centre on 01624 662525.

For further details, click here to view / download the 125th Anniversary event leaflet.


Manx Heritage Transport Festival - 2018

posted 28 Mar 2018, 07:25 by Ed More

The programme leaflet for the 2018 Manx Heritage Transport Festival has now been published by Isle of Man Transport. The five day festival takes place from Wednesday 25th July until Sunday 29th July inclusive, with events being held on the steam railway, electric tramway, mountain railway, horse tramway and other transport heritage attractions across the Island.  A number of events require pre-booking and have limited spaces, fees may be payable.  To view / download the full leaflet, click here.



Manx Steam Railway News - Spring 2018

posted 18 Mar 2018, 03:43 by IOM SRSA

The latest edition of our journal Manx Steam Railway News (No.174 Spring 2018) is back from the printers and shortly will be 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.


Rush Hour on the Railways 2018

posted 22 Jan 2018, 09:59 by IOM SRSA   [ updated 22 Jan 2018, 10:00 ]

The events leaflet for this upcoming 4 day celebration of Manx railways and tramways (30 March to 2 April 2018) has been published by Isle of Man Transport. Please note advance tickets / reservations are required for a number of the events taking place.  To view / download, click here



2018 Railway Timetable Published

posted 17 Jan 2018, 02:24 by IOM SRSA   [ updated 17 Jan 2018, 02:27 ]

The 2018 Timetable for Isle of Man Railways (steam / electric / mountain) has been published online by Isle of Man Transport. To view / download a copy (PDF format), CLICK HERE.  Printed copies will be available in due course from Railway Stations, the Welcome Centre and other outlets on the Island.


The Isle of Man - A Winter Wonderland

posted 22 Dec 2017, 07:50 by Ed More   [ updated 24 Dec 2017, 10:47 ]

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all the staff and volunteers at Isle of Man Railways, our Association members and our Facebook page followers.

Enjoy some photographs of the steam railways during the recent snowfall across the Island.

Nollick Ghennal as Blein Vie Noa






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