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ISLE OF MAN RAILWAYS: The Isle of Man, it is my favourite place in the entire world, mainly because of the annual Tourist Trophy Motorcycle races, however there is so much more to see and do, one amazing aspect of the Island's history was the evolution of a wide range of railway systems powered by steam, electric and even horse drawn. Even more amazing is the fact that the majority of these marvellous tourist and general patronage forms of transport have been kept in full working order.

The Isle of Man Government are to be congratulated for having the foresight to retain the railway systems and offer the tourist simplified ticketing systems.

STEAM TRAINS: The Steam Trains on the Island operate for most of the year, performing both tourist and general rail transport duties from Douglas to Port Erin.

No.4: 2-4-0  'LO CH'  -  (BEYER PEACOCK & Co. GORTON FOUNDRY, 1874, MANCHESTER)

No. 10: 2-4-0  'C.H.WOOD'  -  (BEYER PEACOCK & Co., 1903, MANCHESTER)

No. 13: 2-4-0  'KISSACK'  -  (BEYER PEACOCK & Co., 1910, MANCHESTER)

No's 12 and 13, AT THE DOUGLAS ENGINE SHEDS

No. 13 CONTROLS

IOM RAILWAY COMPANY

SHUNTERS: The Shunters are diesel powered.

0-4-0  'AILSA'  DIESEL SHUNTER

No.17: 0-4-0  'VIKING'  -  (CHRISTOPH SCHOTTLER GMBH)

TRACKSIDE: The facilities to support the Steam Railways are from a bygone era, fully functional, well maintained and very appropriate.

PART OF DOUGLAS STATION

DOUGLAS' SIGNAL BOX

POINTS LEVER

WATER TOWER

ENGINE SHED AND STATION

TRACKS ARE KEPT IN GREAT ORDER

MORE ISLE OF MAN RAILWAYS: The following 'clickable' images are links to specific pages covering the Groudle Glen Railway, Electric Railways, Horse Drawn Trams and the Great Laxey Mine Railway.

GROUDLE GLEN RAILWAY

ELECTRIC RAILWAYS

GREAT LAXEY MINE RAILWAY

HORSE DRAWN TRAMS

MORE ISLE OF MAN RAILWAYS: Please continue my 'Isle of Man Railways' coverage by selecting from the following pages...

Up Groudle Glen Railway Electric Railways Great Laxey Mine Rail Horse Drawn Trams

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I LOVE NEW TECHNOLOGY, TABLETS, LAPTOPS, DIGITAL CAMERAS, MOBILE PHONES/WIRELESS BROADBAND, GPS, ETC.  ALL SO COOL AND 'PORTABLE'......


Copyright 2013   Derek J. Hanbidge,  (aka Deejay51),  all rights reserved.
Revised: August 25, 2013.

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