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“Great way to spend the day” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Manx Electric Railway

Manx Electric Railway
The Promenade, Douglas
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Douglas
Type: Scenic Railroads, Public Transportation Systems, Landmarks
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New York City, New York
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“Great way to spend the day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The Manx Electric Railway is enormous fun. Many passengers board in Douglas to get to Laxey and the famous wheel. By all means stop in Laxey, but then reboard the train and continue to Ramsey. The view from the right side of the train of the coast is spectacular.

The service seems somehow less attentive than on the steam train, and Ramsey is a disappointment; a singularly unpicturesque town. Not a big deal: just get back on the train as soon as possible and return.

Each train consists of two cars: a traditional trolley-type car and an open-sided car. I rode the open-sided car on the northbound trip and switched for the return to the enclosed car.

Do some research before going to the Isle of Man. The railway company offers all sorts of special runs, such as late night trips and themed trips. Check the website.

A must if you're a train fan.

Visited September 2013
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“Back in time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

What a great way to travel from Douglas to Laxey then up to the top of Snaefell by these old Trams,travel at a pace that gives you time to take everything in along the journey.

Visited September 2013
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“Great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Took the train up to Snaefell which was a treat if you like scenic views in a beautiful old train carriage. Has to be part of anyone's 'to do' items on a visit to the IOM.

Visited July 2013
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“Sit back and enjoy the scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

A choice of routes as long as there are not high winds up the fell which then restricts you to Douglas to Ramsey which is still worth the money

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“Manx Electric Railway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I have visited the railway twice this year, it was opened in 1893, so has now achieved 120 years of operation. It is a great experience to ride on the Victorian trams, the line is very scenic aswell, it is well worth making a trip on the line.

Visited September 2013
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