It is the remainder of what was a much larger network (over 46 miles (74 km)) that also served the western town of Peel, the northern town of Ramsey and the small mining village of Foxdale. show that we have now almost crossed the island although Ramsey, our destination, is on the same coast as Douglas, so that refA357 1981 Manx Northern Railway Benham Small Silk Commemorative Cover with Douglas Isle of Man special handstamp. The Manx Northern Railway (MNR) was the second common carrier railway built in the Isle of Man. On the right is the Plaza cinema, originally built as a concert hall in the 1890s, it was bought by the tramway company in 1897, anticipating the arrival of the electric railway to the Northern town. The line of this company, like that of the Isle of Man Railway, is a single one, and the two trains travel side Hardcover. and also the eleven gatekeepers' houses, are substantially built of stone with slate roofs. spans of 60 ft. each, heavy lattice girders and massive stone piers. at St. John's station, this enables the Manx Northern engine to bring one train down to the junction, and return at once It is understood that this suggestion will F) Foxdale to Lezayre (Single Third Class). was £129,641 10s. Glen-the "Manx Switzerland" -and two miles further still is Ballaugh Glen (or Ravensdale), both magnificent examples The trackbed is now a footpath. When the people in the town of Ramsey realised their town was not going to be incorporated into the newly promoted Isle of Man Railway (IOMR) network in the 1870s it was left to them to promote their own railway as a link with the rest of the island. The total amount expended on the railway to Dec. 31st, 1898, Just to the south of Kirk Michael Station was an attractive Manx Glen called Glen Wyllin. in Ireland. Thornhill became number 14 and Caledonia became number 15. This line, at Ramsey, opened in 1883 and closed in 1952. in all cases employed, no side buffers being provided, although side chains are. The paid-up capital of the undertaking to Mona's Isle, and so gain an insight into the railway economy of this interest-ing appendage of the British Empire. [2][4] Various schemes to emulate this in Douglas were often proposed but the work was never undertaken.[5]. and Joyce, J. Isle of Man Railway Manx Northern Narrow gauge O-16.5 7mm scale Ramsey Kit: Condition: New. Centre couplers, of the double-hook variety, are by Hurst, Nelson and Company, Limited, Glasgow and Motherwell, and are expected to be ready for service in July. The carriages are painted with chocolate lower and creamy-white upper panels Almost all of the original non-passenger stock was lost with only one closed van surviving today (Gr.12) which was rebuilt in 2001. 7d. B) Foxdale to Ramsey (Return Third Class). Looking southward and westward, The goods rolling stock comprises 28 open and 4 covered wagons, 3 cattle and 2 timber trucks, or 37 in all. They will consist of four 3rd and two 1st class compartments. The rugged geography of the east coast forced the Manx Northern Railway into an indirect route: first westwards to Kirk Michael and then south to St John's where a junction could be made with the Isle of Man Railway's Peel to Douglas line which opened in 1873. Ramsey and Northern were allocated numbers 16 and 17 respectively but never bore them in service. of Maughold Head. in work-ing 27 tons. Many people were saddened by the demise of the majority of the Island’s steam railway network, save for the southern line, but the collaboration of Manx artist Michael Starkey and local man Julian Edwards has brought the northern railway stations vividly to life in this pint-sized publication. Light refreshments can also be had. E) Foxdale to Kirk Michael (Single Third Class). have been improved, trees have been planted and flower gardens laid down at the intermediate stations, and at Ramsey the The remaining locomotive (No. ordinary, £23,425 five per cent. The line is worked in a very economical manner, the time tables being arranged so that the up and down trains usually meet At least one six-wheeled coach has been purchased for preservation as part of a private collection in the UK but this is not publicly accessible. 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