RESTORING ENGINE No.5 MONA

Our latest conservation project and Fundraising Appeal are to help return engine No.5 Mona to public display condition after nearly 50 years in storage and partial dismantlement. Our fundraising target for the cosmetic restoration is £12,000.

No.5 Mona awaits her next turn of duty at Douglas in 1968

Cosmetic restoration will involve:

  • sourcing a number of fittings which have been 'borrowed' for in-service locomotives over many years;

  • re-assembly of the locomotive;

  • a full clean;

  • painting and lining out;

  • fitting of brass name plates and a brass numeral to the side tanks.

The Association has secured an agreement to purchase one of the original name plates for re-fitting to No.5 Mona and from which a copy will be made and also fitted.

Working in partnership with Isle of Man Railways, the aim is to complete the cosmetic restoration in time for the 150th anniversary of the Railway in 2023.

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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 Manx steam railway heritage conservation projects alongside the day-to-day operation of the railway by the Government.

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THE STEAM RAILWAY

Dating back to 1874 and running 15¾ miles southwest from Douglas, the Isle of Man Steam Railway's 3ft gauge line to Port Erin is one of the oldest and longest in service narrow gauge passenger steam railways anywhere in the World.

The 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.

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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.

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HELP US WITH A DONATION

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

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

MANX STEAM RAILWAY NEWS

The regularly published 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 the various eras.

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