SC2668 : Passing over the token

taken 1 year ago, near to Castletown, Isle of Man, Great Britain

Passing over the token
Passing over the token
The Isle of Man Railway is mostly single track. At Castletown station trains travelling in opposite directions pass and the tokens permitting access to the single track sections are exchanged.
The green locomotive (no 10 G H Wood) is bound for Douglas and the red locomotive (no. 12 Hutinson) is bound for Port Erin.
Isle of Man Steam Railway :: SC3575
The railway between Douglas and Port Erin was opened in 1874 forming one part of an extensive 3ft gauge network that also served Peel and Ramsey. The railways were not originally intended primarily as tourist attractions but to provide a general transport service for the Isle of Man. In the 1960s, faced with heavy losses, the Peel and Ramsey lines were abandoned leaving only the current 15.3 mile route. Trains nowadays operate between March and November, taking one hour for the full journey. Original locomotives and rolling stock are used although other aspects of the railway including the level crossings have been modernised. The railway is owned by the IoM government and the islandís Go Explore cards, giving access to all public transport, are valid on the trains.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 6 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 11 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Castletown 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SC 268 680 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.7551N 4:38.9317W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SC 267 680
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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