The Isle of Man Railway
on the Monday of Manx National Week
Horse and Electric trams
A lovely Wednesday evening
visiting the Groudle Glen Railway with friends Stewart and Peter.
Big thanks to all of the volunteers who look after this delightful little
line and allowed us to look and photograph inside the engine and carriage
Isle of Man Railway
trains passing the Crogga Valley Railway
Engines and trains on
the Crogga Valley Railway for a visit from the Branch Line Society.
The Orchid Line in the
Curraghs Wildlife Park
Some days ago, a badly
loaded recovery truck struck the Manx Electric overhead cables at Halfway
Crossing, south of Baldrine, bringing the cables down. Overnight,
some opportunistic thieves also stole a quantity of the cable, making restoration
of services more difficult. As a result he MER had been unable to
run services between Douglas and Laxey, inconveniencing a large number
of visitors. Services between Laxey and Ramsey continued. Yesterday
I heard that the cables were being replaced and as I had to visit a location
on the line for other purposes, extended my route a little and took the
camera. The police apparently have four people in custody and have
recovered a quantity of the cable.
Some ground level and
aerial pictures on the Manx Electric, Douglas Bay Horse Tramway and Snaefell
A few quick pictures
taken of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway at Derby Castle. We were actually
taking some visitors back to the airport, they were delighted that the
horse trams had started running again, but not so impressed that the line
had been terminated (temporarily, we hope) well short of its full length,
not even reaching the bottom of Broadway.