150th ANNIVERSARY

Isle of Man Transport are planning a series of events, to be held on 1st July 2023 (anniversary day) and during an extended Summer Transport Festival from 23rd to 30th July 2023, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Isle of Man Railway's first line from Douglas to Peel.

Click here for preliminary event information. Full details will be published in due course.

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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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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2022 SEASON TIMETABLE

To download the full set of timetables and traveller information for all Isle of Man Railways in PDF format, click here.


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.

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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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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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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