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For the Transport Fans

Our heritage railway festivals for 2022 include Rush Hour on the Railways (April) the Summer Transport Festival (July) and the Winter Transport Festival (October). Action packed programmes centre around our heritage rail network and the vintage bus fleet. Regular events such as unusual combinations, named trains, workshop tours, driver experiences, bus tours and photo tours are all regular features during these popular enthusiast festivals.

Rush Hour on the Railways - Friday 15th to Monday 18th April

Summer Transport Festival - Wednesday 27th to Sunday 31st July

Winter Transport Festival - Wednesday 26th - Sunday 30th October

Winter Transport Festival

To mark the end of the 2022 season come and take part in five nostalgia packed days on board our award winning heritage railways. 

The full event program can be viewed here.

The Special MER timetable for 30/10/22 is available to view online here.

To make an online reservation for selected events click here.

2023 'Save the Dates'

Join us in 2023 to celebrate the two remarkable milestones of the Heritage Railways on the Isle of Man. 150 years of the Isle of Man Steam Railway and 130 years of The Manx Electric Railway.

Saturday 1st July 2023 - A glorious celebration of 150 years of steam to mark the official anniversary of the opening of the Isle of Man Railway Company Ltd on 1st July 1873.

Sunday 23rd July - Sunday 30th July 2023 - An eight day festival on our Island's award winning Heritage Railways with many unforgettable events to mark the 150th anniversary of the Steam Railway and 130th anniversary of The Manx Electric Railway.

Sunday 10th September 2023 - A special commemorative day to mark 130 years of the unique Manx Electric Railway which first opened from Derby Castle to Groudle Glen on 7th September 1893.

Further details of events for 2023 will follow in due course. We have some very exciting events planned for this occasion.

Family Events

Christmas Specials

The ever popular Santa Express runs in December and never fails to bring festive joy to all. 

Details of dates and times for Steam into Christmas events can be found on the relevant pages closer to the time. Our Festive dates are normally available from the beginning of September.

Dining Events

For Steam Dining click here

For Snaefell Summit Dining click here

As we get more information about upcoming events details will be posted here. We look forward to welcoming you on board to enjoy our railways and experience their unique charm.