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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.


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.


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