Across the Irish Sea – 3

Today’s pictures are mostly from Port Erin, one end of the remaining section of the Isle of Man steam railway.  This lovely 3′ gauge system covered much of the island in its heyday.  I was fascinated with it as a teenager, but never plucked up the courage to try a GEM whitemetal kit of their 2-4-0T locos.  I probably couldn’t afford it, anyway.  I recall that I did build a Manx Northern Railway full brake in shellacked cardboard, with cotton beading to the coach body.  I can’t remember how good it was!

First, a few views of the seaside.

Then to the railway.  Running into the station and round the train.

The locos look beautifully care for.

And some original coaches in their smart red and cream livery.

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Plastic sleepered track!  Peco?????

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And a view of the station.

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Down the line to Port Soderick.  The station building is privately owned.

And then through Ballasalla, Castletown and Colby….

To arrive at Douglas….

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Some electric railway shots next time…

About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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