Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters’ Association
About The 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 railway and undertake Manx steam railway heritage conservation projects alongside the day-to-day operation of the railway by the Isle of Man Government.
About The Railway
Dating back to 1874 and running 15¾ miles southwest from Douglas, the Isle of Man Railway’s 3’ 0” 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 the glorious Manx countryside.
150th Anniversary : Douglas-Peel
Join us in 2023 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Isle of Man Railway’s first line from Douglas to Peel. A number of special events are being hosted by Isle of Man Transport, both for 1st July 2023 (anniversary day) and during an extended Summer Transport Festival from 23rd to 30th July 2023, full details of which can be found by following the link below:-
Cosmetically Restoring No.5 Mona
We are currently restoring 1874-built No.5 Mona to public display condition after nearly fifty years in storage and partial dismantlement. Our fundraising target for the cosmetic restoration is £12,000. Please help us with a donation of any amount. The aim is to complete the work in time for the 150th anniversary of the Railway in July 2023.
Cosmetically Restoring No.9 Douglas
We are currently restoring 1896-built No.9 Douglas to public display condition after over sixty years in storage and partially dismantled. Our fundraising target for the cosmetic restoration is again £12,000. Please help us with a donation of any amount. The aim is to have the locomotive capable of being displayed later in the year if enough progress is made.
Our Official Social Media
Check out all the latest news, event details, photographs, views and archival images from our official Facebook Page which is updated on a daily basis:-
The 2023 Timetable
The season is due to start on Friday 10th March. Click on image to open in separate window. Click here to view or download the 2023 timetable leaflet in .pdf format for all of the Isle of Man Heritage Railways.
Steam Railway News
The regularly published official journal of the Supporters’ Association. Incorporating news, views and recent events on the Isle of Man Railway, historical articles of interest and a selection of colour and black and white photographs from the various eras.
Volunteering With Us
We are looking for more volunteers to help us with our ongoing projects and initiatives, hands-on practical tasks and administrative roles. Interested in helping?
Becoming A Member
If you are interested in the Isle of Man 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.
Making A Donation
Please support our work in helping to promote and conserve Manx railway heritage by making a charity donation to us. You can visit our Fundraising Page for information on the ways you can donate.
The next event hosted by the Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters’ Association will be the annual meeting which will take place during the Summer Transport Festival at the end of July:-
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
COLUMBA CATHOLIC CLUB
OFF CIRCULAR ROAD, DOUGLAS
SATURDAY 29th JULY @ 8.00pm
OPEN TO ALL