• Isle of Man Buses 2016

    Short video of Bus Vannin vehicles taken during 2016 at Douglas and Ramsey, Isle of Man. kewrailbus.weebly.com facebook.com/kewrailbus @Kewrail_TMUK

    published: 03 Jan 2017
  • Douglas, Isle of Man September 2013

    Bus Vannin is the government owned & operated bus company on the Isle iof Man. In the summer months a scheduled service horse drawn tram operates on the Douglas promanade. The Manx Electric Railway (MER) operates a scheduled 17 mile service betweem Douglas and Ramsey, with 100 year old cars.

    published: 23 Feb 2014
  • ISLE ON MAN BUSES JULY 2016

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    published: 09 Jul 2016
  • Isle of Man Transport Festival 2015

    Views of the activity at Ramsey, Laxey and Derby Castle with a final shot of Douglas Horse Tram No. 29 leaving Derby Castle.

    published: 03 Aug 2015
  • ISLE OF MAN BUSES 1993

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    published: 22 Mar 2015
  • Isle of Man Transport: Snaefell Mountain Railway

    The mountain of Snaefell (Snow Mountain in Scandinavian) rises 2036 feet above sea level, and from it you can see the Seven Kingdoms: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Mann, Heaven and the Sea. When the Manx Electric Railway reached the mining village of Laxey, the plans to construct an electric tramway to the summit of the mountain were released, and speculation ensued as to whether the trams would climb the 1 in 12 gradient on wheel adhesion alone. So, when construction began on the first British mountain railway (it predates the Snowdon Steam Railway) in 1894, the Fell Incline Railway system was adopted (where extra driving wheels gripped a central rail) but this was unnecessary as the trams had no trouble, so the centre rail was retained as a braking system (since changed to an emerg...

    published: 27 Aug 2011
  • ISLE OF MAN TRANSPORT 1993

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    published: 21 Mar 2015
  • Isle of Man Transport: Manx Electric Railway Part One

    The Manx Electric Railway began life when it was realised that the picturesque north east of the Island was inaccessible to the booming tourist industry, but the gradients were too steep for the already popular Steam Railway. So, an electric railway was decided upon, and in 1893 the first pieces of track were laid between Derby Castle (Douglas) and Groudle (for the Groudle Glen Railway and Zoo). An order was placed for vehicles with G.F. Milnes & Co of Birkenhead (who also supplied the first trams to Blackpool). This line was not long enough for those who had visions for expansion, and an extension to Laxey was devised even before the Groudle section was opened! Tynwald, the Manx Parliament, granted this extension, and Laxey received a tram service in 1894, with more cars being ordered ...

    published: 22 Aug 2011
  • Isle of Man Transport: Douglas Promenade Horse Trams

    The only commercial horse tramway in the world still in operation runs along the seafront at Douglas, the Isle of Man's only city. Its southern terminus is a few minutes walk from the Steam Railway Station, at the Seaport Terminal. It then heads north, at a fast trot, with traffic on both sides, slowing down (and occasionally stopping) to let passengers on or off at a handful of stops in between the two termini. It then passes the stables, where the horses are changed up to every two hours so that they are not overworked. The tram then continues past the Sheds, which we have a brief look inside and see the hand-operated traverser which moves the trams to the correct tracks inside, and finally it arrives outside the Terminus Tavern at Derby Castle, a terminus it shares with the Manx Ele...

    published: 18 Aug 2011
  • Isle of Man Transport: Steam Railway Part One

    Part one of a look at the Isle of Man's southern railway from Douglas to Port Erin. Mainly a tourist service, there were only two trains in operation over the 15 mile long route. The railway used to be much larger, extending North to Peel and Ramsey, but the route north was closed due to the competition from the Manx Electric Railway (which will be featured soon on this channel). The gauge is 3ft, and still uses the original stock from the 1870s. All the steam locomotives, built by Beyer, Peacock and Co, have a 2-4-0 wheel arrangement, except one: number 15, Caledonia, has an 0-6-0 arrangement as it was used on a particularly steep extension of the original line to Foxdale Mines. Only four of the original steam locomotives are operational (Loch, G H Wood, Hutchinson and Kissack (the l...

    published: 06 Aug 2011
  • Isle of Man Transport: The Groudle Glen Railway

    The first of a new series of videos from the Isle of Man, hope you like them! In the Victorian era, a narrow gauge railway was built through Groudle Glen (just north of Douglas and Onchan) to a zoo on the coast, containing polar bears and sea lions. Two locomotives were built, SeaLion and PolarBear, and two rakes of four coaches were built (four of which have been restored using the original metalwork) to transport the visitors to the island over to the animals. The line fell into disuse when the zoo closed, but was resurrected in the 1960s and runs about once a week through the trees then along the top of the cliffs. The line had to be moved inland, and you can still see some of the original tracks at Sea Lion Rocks. I was very lucky and was offered a ride on the footplate by the d...

    published: 26 Jul 2011
  • ISLE OF MAN BUSES 1993

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    published: 21 Mar 2015
  • ISLE OF MAN TRANSPORT 1990

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    published: 01 Apr 2015
  • ISLE OF MAN BUSES 1990

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    published: 01 Apr 2015
  • Isle of Man Transport: Steam Railway Part Two

    Part 2 of my travels on the Isle of Man Steam Railway. In this part, we arrive at Port Erin, the southern terminus of the railway, and visit the small Museum they have. Inside, two of the locos are preserved along with other artefacts from the railway's history. Next up is the last remaining operational Horse Tramway in Douglas.

    published: 16 Aug 2011
  • Isle of Man Transport: Isle of Man Douglas Double Decker Horse Tram 2010 Full Journey.

    The full journey along the prom on the double decker horse tram in Douglas Isle of Man.

    published: 03 May 2012
Isle of Man Buses 2016

Isle of Man Buses 2016

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Short video of Bus Vannin vehicles taken during 2016 at Douglas and Ramsey, Isle of Man. kewrailbus.weebly.com facebook.com/kewrailbus @Kewrail_TMUK
https://wn.com/Isle_Of_Man_Buses_2016
Douglas, Isle of Man September 2013

Douglas, Isle of Man September 2013

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  • Updated: 23 Feb 2014
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Bus Vannin is the government owned & operated bus company on the Isle iof Man. In the summer months a scheduled service horse drawn tram operates on the Douglas promanade. The Manx Electric Railway (MER) operates a scheduled 17 mile service betweem Douglas and Ramsey, with 100 year old cars.
https://wn.com/Douglas,_Isle_Of_Man_September_2013
ISLE ON MAN BUSES JULY 2016

ISLE ON MAN BUSES JULY 2016

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  • Updated: 09 Jul 2016
  • views: 961
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Isle of Man Transport Festival 2015

Isle of Man Transport Festival 2015

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  • Updated: 03 Aug 2015
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Views of the activity at Ramsey, Laxey and Derby Castle with a final shot of Douglas Horse Tram No. 29 leaving Derby Castle.
https://wn.com/Isle_Of_Man_Transport_Festival_2015
ISLE OF MAN BUSES 1993

ISLE OF MAN BUSES 1993

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  • Updated: 22 Mar 2015
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Isle of Man Transport: Snaefell Mountain Railway

Isle of Man Transport: Snaefell Mountain Railway

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  • Updated: 27 Aug 2011
  • views: 10959
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The mountain of Snaefell (Snow Mountain in Scandinavian) rises 2036 feet above sea level, and from it you can see the Seven Kingdoms: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Mann, Heaven and the Sea. When the Manx Electric Railway reached the mining village of Laxey, the plans to construct an electric tramway to the summit of the mountain were released, and speculation ensued as to whether the trams would climb the 1 in 12 gradient on wheel adhesion alone. So, when construction began on the first British mountain railway (it predates the Snowdon Steam Railway) in 1894, the Fell Incline Railway system was adopted (where extra driving wheels gripped a central rail) but this was unnecessary as the trams had no trouble, so the centre rail was retained as a braking system (since changed to an emergency braking system only, hence the rust...). When being built, an extra rail was laid to 3ft gauge as the IOM Steam Railway locomotive Caledonia assisted in the job but could not run on the 3ft 6ins gauge decided upon for the Snaefell Railway. The trams are equipped with four 25hp motors (a total of 100hp per tram), making them the most powerful trams in the country at the time of building. Six of these passenger cars were built, and all still run in service to this day. Number 7 was a freight wagon with a cab at either end and a six-ton freight wagon body in the middle. You can see in this video that one of the trams is being used as a works car pulling a skip full of material to the summit instead of 7 (whose remains sit next to the tram shed). Departing Laxey you can see where three tramway tracks all cross the road: Snaefell, MER Northbound and MER Southbound. As when crossing roads the trams must have their bells/whistles going, it is a very noisy area. Heading up the line you can see the famous Laxey Wheel. Bungalow station passes by, where passengers may alight halfway up or down, and the tram then continues up to the Summit, where the Summit Hotel was built at the same time as the tramway to serve refreshments to the tourists at the highest point on the island.
https://wn.com/Isle_Of_Man_Transport_Snaefell_Mountain_Railway
ISLE OF MAN TRANSPORT 1993

ISLE OF MAN TRANSPORT 1993

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  • Updated: 21 Mar 2015
  • views: 243
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Isle of Man Transport: Manx Electric Railway Part One

Isle of Man Transport: Manx Electric Railway Part One

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  • Updated: 22 Aug 2011
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The Manx Electric Railway began life when it was realised that the picturesque north east of the Island was inaccessible to the booming tourist industry, but the gradients were too steep for the already popular Steam Railway. So, an electric railway was decided upon, and in 1893 the first pieces of track were laid between Derby Castle (Douglas) and Groudle (for the Groudle Glen Railway and Zoo). An order was placed for vehicles with G.F. Milnes & Co of Birkenhead (who also supplied the first trams to Blackpool). This line was not long enough for those who had visions for expansion, and an extension to Laxey was devised even before the Groudle section was opened! Tynwald, the Manx Parliament, granted this extension, and Laxey received a tram service in 1894, with more cars being ordered from Milnes. The original rolling stock was fitted with primitive Bow Collectors, similar to the ones still resident on the Snaefell line. In 1898 however, these were replaced by the familiar trolley poles with fixed heads; still in use today! Coming next, Snaefell, followed by the second part of this video covering Laxey to Ramsey, which will be the final video of the series...
https://wn.com/Isle_Of_Man_Transport_Manx_Electric_Railway_Part_One
Isle of Man Transport: Douglas Promenade Horse Trams

Isle of Man Transport: Douglas Promenade Horse Trams

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  • Updated: 18 Aug 2011
  • views: 9990
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The only commercial horse tramway in the world still in operation runs along the seafront at Douglas, the Isle of Man's only city. Its southern terminus is a few minutes walk from the Steam Railway Station, at the Seaport Terminal. It then heads north, at a fast trot, with traffic on both sides, slowing down (and occasionally stopping) to let passengers on or off at a handful of stops in between the two termini. It then passes the stables, where the horses are changed up to every two hours so that they are not overworked. The tram then continues past the Sheds, which we have a brief look inside and see the hand-operated traverser which moves the trams to the correct tracks inside, and finally it arrives outside the Terminus Tavern at Derby Castle, a terminus it shares with the Manx Electric Railway (which is coming up in my next video). There were two out-of-service trams at the Derby Castle terminus: one is a Toastrack tram, the other painted in a different livery as it is the Royal Tram used when members of the Royal Family visit the Island. All the trams date back to the beginning of the horse tramway in the late 1800s, but only includes one working double-decker which does one trip a day. Unfortunately I was never in Douglas when it ran so didn't catch it on film. Hope you like the video, and the series will continue shortly as I'm trying to clear a backlog of videos for both this and my other channel (8spliced).
https://wn.com/Isle_Of_Man_Transport_Douglas_Promenade_Horse_Trams
Isle of Man Transport:  Steam Railway Part One

Isle of Man Transport: Steam Railway Part One

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  • Duration: 9:45
  • Updated: 06 Aug 2011
  • views: 1584
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Part one of a look at the Isle of Man's southern railway from Douglas to Port Erin. Mainly a tourist service, there were only two trains in operation over the 15 mile long route. The railway used to be much larger, extending North to Peel and Ramsey, but the route north was closed due to the competition from the Manx Electric Railway (which will be featured soon on this channel). The gauge is 3ft, and still uses the original stock from the 1870s. All the steam locomotives, built by Beyer, Peacock and Co, have a 2-4-0 wheel arrangement, except one: number 15, Caledonia, has an 0-6-0 arrangement as it was used on a particularly steep extension of the original line to Foxdale Mines. Only four of the original steam locomotives are operational (Loch, G H Wood, Hutchinson and Kissack (the latter two seen in the video)) and one is under overhaul (Caledonia). There are also two diesel locomotives usually used for shunting (one at each terminus; Douglas' engine Viking can be seen in this video) and two railcoaches under restoration. Subscribe for the rest of the videos in the series!
https://wn.com/Isle_Of_Man_Transport_Steam_Railway_Part_One
Isle of Man Transport: The Groudle Glen Railway

Isle of Man Transport: The Groudle Glen Railway

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  • Updated: 26 Jul 2011
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The first of a new series of videos from the Isle of Man, hope you like them! In the Victorian era, a narrow gauge railway was built through Groudle Glen (just north of Douglas and Onchan) to a zoo on the coast, containing polar bears and sea lions. Two locomotives were built, SeaLion and PolarBear, and two rakes of four coaches were built (four of which have been restored using the original metalwork) to transport the visitors to the island over to the animals. The line fell into disuse when the zoo closed, but was resurrected in the 1960s and runs about once a week through the trees then along the top of the cliffs. The line had to be moved inland, and you can still see some of the original tracks at Sea Lion Rocks. I was very lucky and was offered a ride on the footplate by the driver, and SeaLion truly is a lovely little locomotive. You can see me on it running round at Lhen Coan (thanks to my brother Simon (coastermad13) for the footage). Annie was running around with a Works Train, delivering things between Lhen Coan and Sea Lion Rocks (thundering through Lime Kiln Halt in the middle!). There are a few other locomotives, in the sheds, including two diesels (Dolpin inside, Whale outside and a battery-electric loco. Another loco is being rebuilt, and doesn't have a name yet! It will be something fishy to keep with the theme of it all. Subscribe for the rest of the series, and more!
https://wn.com/Isle_Of_Man_Transport_The_Groudle_Glen_Railway
ISLE OF MAN BUSES 1993

ISLE OF MAN BUSES 1993

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  • Updated: 21 Mar 2015
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ISLE OF MAN TRANSPORT 1990

ISLE OF MAN TRANSPORT 1990

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  • Updated: 01 Apr 2015
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ISLE OF MAN BUSES 1990

ISLE OF MAN BUSES 1990

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  • Updated: 01 Apr 2015
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Isle of Man Transport: Steam Railway Part Two

Isle of Man Transport: Steam Railway Part Two

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  • Updated: 16 Aug 2011
  • views: 362
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Part 2 of my travels on the Isle of Man Steam Railway. In this part, we arrive at Port Erin, the southern terminus of the railway, and visit the small Museum they have. Inside, two of the locos are preserved along with other artefacts from the railway's history. Next up is the last remaining operational Horse Tramway in Douglas.
https://wn.com/Isle_Of_Man_Transport_Steam_Railway_Part_Two
Isle of Man Transport: Isle of Man Douglas Double Decker Horse Tram 2010 Full Journey.

Isle of Man Transport: Isle of Man Douglas Double Decker Horse Tram 2010 Full Journey.

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  • Updated: 03 May 2012
  • views: 2705
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The full journey along the prom on the double decker horse tram in Douglas Isle of Man.
https://wn.com/Isle_Of_Man_Transport_Isle_Of_Man_Douglas_Double_Decker_Horse_Tram_2010_Full_Journey.