No.5 Mona Up For Prestigious Award

Unveiled in time for the 150th anniversary celebrations last July, the Association’s cosmetic restoration of No.5 Mona has been recognised by the Heritage Railway Association and nominated for a prestigious award.  One of ten nominees including entries from the Corris Railway, Ffestiniog Railway and the Swanage Railway Trust, the Association is delighted and honoured to have been nominated, making the perfect start to the year, which will see the anniversary of the south line marked during this summer’s transport festival running from 30th July to 4th August.

No.5 Mona in the railway museum at Port Erin Station taking the place of No.6 Peveril last summer following her appearance at the transport festival.  Also pictured is Royal Saloon F.36 which is currently in the process of being restored in the workshops at Douglas Station.  The Association are also continuing work on their next cosmetic restoration project, on No.9 Douglas, hopefully in time for the festival.