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No. 19

By TrevBatWCC    
Getting back to the Isle of Man images, and some shots of the local trams. Dating from 1895, Laxey is the starting point for the Snaefell Mountain Railway, a unique Victorian enterprise which winds it's way up 5 miles (8 km) to the top of Snaefell, the Island's only mountain, its summit being 2,036 feet (621 metres) above sea level. It uses a Fell Incline Railway System centre rail for braking on the steep gradients. However, though the trams shown here were running, railway services up to Snaefell only operate between April and September - there is no winter service.
Laxey is the change over point for trams from Douglas and Ramsey onto the Mountain Railway. Alongside where I took the first 4 images is a booking office where you can purchase tram tickets for whichever journey you're taking. The shot in the last version is of another tram which arrived about 20 minutes later and is on the section of lines shown in my earlier upload 'Laxey Lines', where it changes tracks to make the return journey back down.
(images taken 19/03/2020)

Many thanks to Peter (Mollycat), Ray (ThePixelator) and Oliver (bliba) for their User Awards on my previous upload, CD's CDs and also to Carole (monochrome2004) for her user Award on my earlier upload Laxey Lines , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw images processed in Nikon Capture NX-D, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😀👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Transport Isle of man Trams Landscape and travel Laxey tramstop

Voters: bobpaige1, PhilT2, mrswoolybill and 51 more

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PhilT2 Plus
10 531 31 England
11 May 2020 11:34AM
Another fine set from the Isle of Man. Looks a very interesting place which I will put on my to visit list if we ever get back to normal.

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Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
11 May 2020 11:44AM
..and those trams do leak somewhat as we found out during a downpour!! Grin
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
11 May 2020 12:02PM
What a pity you didn't get a ride up Snaefell.
Lovely close up in V1.
It would be sacrilege to modernise these old carriages.
11 May 2020 1:00PM
An interesting set and description, great images.
11 May 2020 1:19PM
Wonderful set here Trev, proper vintage transport, and lovely mounting-steps! Great to see and gets my gong today 🏆👍

Love to see the old trams, a lovely set of images and a great narrative Trev. All your IOM images make me want to visit again, I was only a child when I last visited and the only thing I remember is the Laxey Wheel.
11 May 2020 1:52PM
Excellent set of images
11 May 2020 2:06PM
Lovely interesting series, a great way to travel I bet it's very quiet there at the moment.
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
11 May 2020 2:09PM
V1 is my favourite from this fine set.
11 May 2020 2:15PM
Great set of images Trev. Hope you rode on one and not just watched them go by!

Stay safe and well.

Mary Wink
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 18 Canada
11 May 2020 2:24PM
A lovely set of images Trev. Nice that there is still some around.
saltireblue Plus
10 10.9k 63 Norway
11 May 2020 4:58PM
I presume you used shanks' pony to get to the top of the mountain instead, then, Trev?Wink
Love these old carriages, especially when they are still in working order and not merely museum pieces.
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
11 May 2020 6:04PM
Who doesn't like an old tram?...would love to see more introduced into public transport 😁
11 May 2020 6:45PM
Beautiful and detailed set of these great old trams Trev👍


Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
11 May 2020 7:06PM
Beautiful tram images Trev... Well seen and an impressive machine...
Isabel GrinGrin
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
11 May 2020 8:36PM
Wonderful looking set Trev. Shame you didn't get a ride to the top.
11 May 2020 8:42PM
Glorious set Trevor! 😀 👍
richmowil Plus
11 412 2 England
11 May 2020 10:59PM
Good set of images Trev.
ColleenA Plus
8 452 7 Australia
12 May 2020 5:38AM
Great set of images Trevor
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
12 May 2020 6:27AM
beautiful capture and processing
Drighlynne Plus
9 125 1 United Kingdom
12 May 2020 4:39PM
Great images Trevor, did you have a ride on it?
12 May 2020 7:47PM
Lovely set Trev great processing..Lin

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