Since the concept of reopening was muted we have had numerous offers of help, some financial, some with advertising or the loan of equipment or just physical help in the form of manpower.
We have not really published a list of all that help so I will try and make amends and start to list those individuals and companies who have been so generous over the years.
Please bear with me as this will take some time and research and if your name or company does not appear, please email the website under the 'contact us' section so we can acknowledge you on this forum.
Engine Shed Plaque
There is a plaque on the side of the engine shed which reads:
Great Laxey Mine Railway was officially re-opened on the 25th September 2004 by Hon. S. C. Rodan MHK.
Restoration of the railway was made possible by the generous and financial and practical assistance of the following:
Estate of Lt. Col. RSC Glen
Manx Heritage Foundation
Department of Tourism and Leisure
Department of Local Government and the Environment
Public Lottery Trust
Gough Ritchie Charitable Trust
Isle of Man Bank
Close Bank (IOM) Ltd
J. E. Newsome
Mercury Asset Management
Capital International Ltd
Bank of Ireland
Ramsey Crookall and Co.
Zurich Financial Services
Laxey Village Commissioners
Groudle Glen Railway
Ace Hire and Sales Ltd
Laxey Mines Research Group
Isle of Man Prison
The Great Laxey Mine Railway is owned and operated by the Laxey and Lonan Heritage Trust
The Late Stan Quayle
We were contacted by Irene, the daughter of the late Stan Quayle asking if we would like to find a good home for any of her fathers stock of items which he had collected over a lifetime of hobbies in his workshop at home. These items were transfered to the Carriage shed in Laxey where they have been mounted on the wall ready for use.
Our thanks to the Quayle family for thinking of Great Laxey Mine Railway.
ACE hire and Sales Ltd.
We would like to thank Ace Hire for their ongoing support over the last sixteen years or so that they have supported the Great Laxey Mine Railway. Many of the jobs we have undertaken as volunteers would have been so much more difficult without the equipment they have so kindly allowed us access to on so many occasions.
Ace Hire & Sales, Unit 10, South Quay Industrial Estate, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5AT
T: 01624 629 372 | F: 01624 612 864 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org