Pictures taken of the
lower section on the Snaefell Mountain Railway. These were all taken
from the opposite side of Laxey Glen, either in or close to the hamlet
of Agneash, which gives some great views, albeit distant, of the railway.
I was using a Panasonic bridge camera (FZ72) which has up to 60x zoom available.
Isle of Man Railway
No 4 'Loch' at Port Erin. There's a video of her departing on the
16:00 to Douglas, on YouTube here.
I didn't plan this photoshoot!
We were in fact on the way to the Wildlife Park when the car developed
a technical fault approaching The Bungalow and I pulled off the road to
see what the problem was. I couldn't find anything obviously wrong so had
to call for roadside assistance. Whilst the technician from Manx
Automobile Assistance was travelling to us and then checking the car I
shot these pictures of Snaefell Mountain Railway cars. Fortunately
for us, he was able to locate and fix a disconnected turbocharger hose
and we headed onwards.
A little session taking
pictures on the Steam Railway, which didn't go quite as planned due to
road works outside Ballasalla causing huge tailbacks almost to Blackboards
making me miss the planned first location with trains passing at Castletown.
A quick re-scheduling brought these pictures, although lighting was challenging
with deep shadows and other very bright areas in the afternoon sunshine.
I managed to catch the second afternoon crossing of trains at Castletown!
Normally the scheduled
services on the Steam Railway would have finished around the end of October,
but this year they have been extended until the end of November, operating
on weekends only and with just one train providing two return trips a day.
Based on this day, passenger loadings look good.
A 360 degree interactive
aerial Panorama at Douglas Station