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Isle of Man Steam Railway

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 island’s Go Explore cards, giving access to all public transport, are valid on the trains.
by Stephen McKay

Created: Fri, 21 Apr 2017, Updated: Fri, 21 Apr 2017


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SC1968 : Port Erin Station by Gerald England
SC2668 : Departing for Douglas by Stephen McKay
SC3473 : Isle of Man Railway train Port Soderick – 1968 by Alan Murray-Rust
SC3473 : Port Soderick Station by Gerald England
SC1968 : Port Erin Engine Shed by Stephen McKay
SC1968 : Ready to depart from Port Erin by Graham Hogg
SC3775 : Steam at Douglas Station – 1967 by Alan Murray-Rust
SC2269 : Houses at Coit e Caley by Graham Hogg
SC2668 : Locomotive no.10 waiting in Castletown Station by Graham Hogg
SC2169 : Fields south of Ballagawne by Graham Hogg
SC2569 : Ballabeg Station by Stephen McKay
SC1968 : Port Erin Station Isle of Man Steam Railway by Jo and Steve Turner
SC3775 : Isle of Man Steam Railway rolling stock by Stephen McKay
SC2668 : Locomotive no. 12 'Hutchinson' by Graham Hogg
SC1968 : Afternoon arrival at Port Erin Station, 1971 by Martin Tester
SC2667 : Leaving Castletown by Gerald England
SC2668 : Castletown Station, Isle of Man by Robin Drayton
SC1968 : No. 15 Caledonia approaches the 16.00 train for Douglas by Richard Hoare
SC2668 : No 12 Hutchinson at Castletown by Stephen McKay
SC2668 :  Castletown Station by Gerald England
SC2668 : Castletown Station by Stephen McKay
SC2668 : Port Erin train at Castletown – 1967 by Alan Murray-Rust
SC2068 : Port St Mary Station by Gerald England
SC2668 : Beware of Trains by Graham Hogg
SC2569 : Ballabeg Station by Stephen McKay

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