Rails in the Isle of Man - A Colour Celebration
From the opening of the first 3ft gauge line in the 1870s to the present day. the railways of the Isle of Man have attracted more than their fair share of attention from those interested in railways. The Manx Electric Railway between Douglas and Ramsey along the Island's north east coast and the unique 3ft 6in gauge Snaefell Mountain Railway which climbed to the island's highest peak were added to the existing steam operated narrow gauge lines to Port Erin, Peel and Ramsey, in the 1890s.
One of the joys of the Isle of Man is that it is still possible to enjoy both steam hauled narrow gauge trains and the Victorian and Edwardian splendours of the Manx Electric Railway to this day.
Robert Hendry, who with his late father Dr R Preston Hendry, has had close family ties with the island, has brought together a superb collection of 267 colour photographs, dating from 1949 to the present day; these portray the changing fortunes of the railways of the Isle of Man in the years since the last war.
The book covers not just the steam railway and the Manx Electric and Snaefell Railways, but Douglas' famous horse trams. the Groudle Glen line and some less well known rails like the Ramsey Pier Tramway.
Also featured are some of the fascinating buses that ran in the island in the years covered by the book. This book will delight those who already know the Isle of Man and will also appeal to those who are planning to go to enjoy the splendid transport heritage which is still to be found there.
Hardback, 96 pages, colour photographs
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