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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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