ISLE OF MAN STEAM RAILWAY SUPPORTERS' ASSOCIATION

helping to promote and preserve Manx steam railway heritage since 1966

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 the glorious Manx countryside.

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150th ANNIVERSARY - Douglas to Peel Line

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 planned 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.

Click here for more information on the Isle of Man Transport website. 

RESTORING No.5 MONA

We're currently restoring 1874-built 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. 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.

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OUR SOCIAL MEDIA

Latest news and views from our Facebook Page.

2023 SEASON TIMETABLE

The Steam Railway season is due to start on 10th March. Click on image to open in separate window. Click here to view / download the 2023 timetable leaflet (PDF format) for all Isle of Man Heritage Railways.

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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VOLUNTEERING

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?

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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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MAKE 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 the ways you can donate.