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“The perfect way to see the south of the island.”

Isle of Man Bus and Rail
Ranked #1 of 43 things to do in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Other
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Castletown, Isle of Man
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4 reviews
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“The perfect way to see the south of the island.”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

An absolute delight! Still as it was in 1910, but a fully-functioning tourist railway with genuine vintage steam engines and carriages, and all the stations and cafes etc still there to enjoy. You need to study the timetable to plan your day, as the trains are regular but not very frequent! Runs between Douglas and Port Erin, the whole journey taking an hour each way. Wonderful value!

Visited July 2013
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Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
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“Can be a bit slow.”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

We travelled from Port Erin to Douglas return on this facinating narrow gauge railway. Our Engine was Fenella and she was a bit tempremental on our return journey which should have taken an hour but was more like 1hour 25 mins due to loosing steam pressure. The view from the carriage is a bit restricted due to the vegetation at the side of the line but the overallexperience was good

Visited October 2013
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Fantastic steam train journeys”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

The line from Douglas to Port Erin is the only remaining section of the Isle of Man's original three line narrow-gauge steam railway system (though the equally fascinating historic electric railway still runs north to Ramsey, from the other end of Douglas). Services are steam-hauled by the original locomotives. Douglas Railway Station is very well preserved with an excellent station restaurant (well used by locals at lunchtime).

Visited October 2013
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Oakton, Virginia
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12 reviews
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“Loved this trip back in time”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

We loved our little train ride through the valleys, seaside hills and the mountains. We were disappointed that the summit was encased in clouds.

Visited September 2013
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“1st Class”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Had an interesting and really enjoyable journey to Snaefell on the Steam Train, The Driver and his assistant were both very knowledgeable and made our journey that more interesting. The scenery was really beautiful.. Steam train trip is a must.

Visited September 2013
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