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

Mann 2000

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

Tower Insurance

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.

General Manager
Ace Hire & Sales, Unit 10, South Quay Industrial Estate, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5AT
T: 01624 629 372 | F: 01624 612 864 | E: ace.depot@acehireandsales.com

Website http://www.gap-group.co.uk/