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Isle of Man Railways

Friends of ours had previously urged us to visit the Isle of Man as a place with "plenty of railways", but it was not until we travelled to the Isle of Man by cruise ship (see Cruise of the Vikings 2016) that we made the visit.

In the morning on the day of our visit, we took an arranged excursion on the Manx Electric Tramway (on which John got told off for folding the swing-over seat to face rearward, so he could take photos out the back of the train!), and returned to Douglas in time for a classic British pub lunch ( great beer! ) and then swung by the Douglas Station to see what we could see. We were just in time to catch the afternoon train, and were reassured by the guard that by changing trains at Balla Salla would would be back in time to reboard the cruise ship.

We only had enough money for one fare, but the guard was kind to us, and allowed us both to travel (thank you so much, Mr Anonymous Guard!), and indeed, all did go according to plan. We did not have much time at either end to take photos of the train, but what we did get is shown here. Hopefully we might get make one day to travel the full line to Peel.

The Isle of Man Steam Railway

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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 17 Dec 2016
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-135902
  • Description : No.10 G.H.Wood makes ready to depart with the 1400 train from Douglas


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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 17 Dec 2016
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-144929
  • Description : No.10 G.H.Wood makes ready to depart BallaSalla for Castletown and Port Erin


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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 17 Dec 2016
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-145013
  • Description : No.12 Hutchinson makes ready to depart BallaSalla for Douglas


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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 17 Dec 2016
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-145024
  • Description : No.12 Hutchinson makes ready to depart BallaSalla for Douglas


The Isle of Man Electric Tramway

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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 30 Dec 2016
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-092614
  • Description : Departing the Douglas terminal of the Isle of Man Electric Tramway.


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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 31 Dec 2016
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-092636
  • Description : Departing the Douglas terminal of the Isle of Man Electric Tramway.


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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 31 Dec 2016
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-092745
  • Description : Rounding the sharp curve at Port Jack on the Isle of Man Electric Tramway.


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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 31 Dec 2016
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-092800
  • Description : Rounding the sharp curve at Port Jack on the Isle of Man Electric Tramway.


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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 31 Dec 2016
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-093600
  • Description : Passing through the small village of Groudle on the Isle of Man Electric Tramway


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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 31 Dec 2016
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-093626
  • Description : Passing through the small village of Groudle on the Isle of Man Electric Tramway.


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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 02 Jan 2017
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-094450
  • Description : Passing through the small village of Baldrine on the Isle of Man Electric Tramway.


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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 02 Jan 2017
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-094627
  • Description : A sharp curve on the Isle of Man Electric Tramway in the small village of Baldrine.


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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 02 Jan 2017
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-095027
  • Description : Coastal view from the Isle of Man Electric Tramway, near the village of Ballacannell.


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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 02 Jan 2017
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-095834
  • Description : Trailer car 46 at the Laxey Station on the Isle of Man Electric Tramway.


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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 02 Jan 2017
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-095843
  • Description : Motor car 46 at the Laxey Station on the Isle of Man Electric Tramway.


The Snaefell Mountain Railway

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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 09 Jan 2017
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-102153
  • Description : Crossing tram no.1 on the Snaefell Mountain railway.


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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 09 Jan 2017
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-103804
  • Description : The unusual stub points at the summit of the Snaefell Mountain Railway.


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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 09 Jan 2017
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-103902
  • Description : Tram no.2 at the summit of the Snaefell Mountain Railway. Notice the fog, precluding any views from the mountain top.


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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 09 Jan 2017
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-103951
  • Description : Tram no.2 at the summit of the Snaefell Mountain Railway. Note that the pantographs are effectively vertical, and will drag into the direction of travel once the wire lowers.


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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 09 Jan 2017
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-105722
  • Description : A close-up of the rack guide rollers on tram no.2 at the summit of the Snaefell Mountain Railway. These provide stability to the tram in the event of high winds around the summit, and prevent it from being blown over sideways!


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  • Date : 10 Aug 2016, catalogued 10 Jan 2017
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20160810-105751
  • Description : A close-up of the centre braking shoes on tram no.2 at the summit of the Snaefell Mountain Railway. These work on the centre rack rail - which is not used for traction purposes at all, since when the line was built, they found that it could be worked entirely by adhesion! But the rack rail was already installed, so it was put to use for braking, and stability, as seen in the previous photo.


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