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 line to Port Erin is one of the oldest and longest in service narrow gauge passenger steam railways anywhere in the World.

The 3ft gauge 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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RESTORATION OF GOODS VAN G.1

Image: Peco Publications / David Odabashian

Our current major conservation project nearing completion is the restoration of Isle of Man Railway Goods Van G.1, a vehicle of significant historical importance both on the Island and much further afield.

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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.

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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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 various eras.

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