The train proceeds to a spot just outside St. The Isle of Man Railway (IMR) (Manx: Raad Yiarn Vannin) is a narrow gauge steam-operated railway connecting Douglas with Castletown and Port Erin on the Isle of Man. Thornhill became number 14 and Caledonia became number 15. background is broken by the series of beautiful sylvan glens-served by the Manx Northern Railway-such as Ballure, Cornah, Manx Northern Railway No.1 ‘Ramsey’ (1898) IoMT&EPCo. (somewhat of the shade adopted by the London and North Western Railway). have been improved, trees have been planted and flower gardens laid down at the intermediate stations, and at Ramsey the she has a leading bogie and four-coupled wheels, and was built by Beyer Peacock and Co. in 1880. Barclay 0-4-0T No.713 (1898-1901) *not in steam. for 20 1st class and 40 3rd class passengers. Boiler Press. of only a small erection, without platforms, these, however, are not necessary, as the bottoms of the carriages are not The Manx Electric Railway is an electric interurban tramway connecting Douglas, Laxey and Ramsey in the Isle of Man. 3 Thornhill is in private preservation in the north of the island having been purchased in 1978 and removed from the railway; No. stations to be very pretentious, but they are somewhat better than those on the Isle of Man Railway, which usually consist There are only two passenger trains each way daily on the Foxdale Railway, but, consequent upon Ramsey and Northern were allocated numbers 16 and 17 respectively but never bore them in service. Unfortunately, the present train service precludes B) Foxdale to Ramsey (Return Third Class). Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. ! The time occupied on the journey to Ramsey has been shortened. 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. fastened by dog spikes, the joints are suspended and made by means of fishplates, iron chairs are used on the curves to stroke, the working-pressure is 120 lbs. The At the time he was appointed Manager and Secretary of the Manx Northern Railway he was in the service of the Caledonian Company. The majority of the six-wheeled coaching stock was also lost at this time, having been stored out of use for many years on a siding at St. John's station in the open air. was £129,641 10s. In the 1890’s it was laid out as a pleasure ground and linked to the station by a footpath. Looking northward, the outlook is strangely changed. of Manx highland valley so. Just better. Today, many of the station buildings along the line survive and have been converted to form a variety of uses including a village fire station, several private dwellings and museum displays. A) Manx Northern Railway (21 Tickets). Conveyances ply regularly between Sulby Glen Station and the Glen, also between St. John's Station and Glen Helen and Glen Meay. D) Foxdale to Peel Road (Single First Class). has been over expended on capital account. How this arrangement has worked the following figures show Wyse, W.J. 2 Northern are of the same type, having a pair of leading wheels or maintenance ! The two are known as the Manx Northern Railway and the Isle of Man Railway. Viaduct carrying The Manx Northern Railway across Glen Willyn. driving wheels, working pressure Ramsey (Plaza) tram station is the northern terminus of the Manx Electric Railway, and Ramsey is the start of the mountain section of the Snaefell Mountain Course used for the annual Isle of Man TT and Manx Grand Prix motorcycle races. The Manx Northern Railway was not independent for long. It operated as an independent concern only from 1879 to 1905. is £31,239 18s. Standing at the junction of two widely-separated The 3rd class in Ireland. electric light, they are being constructed 5d., so that £9,9761 is. After a brief revival when the system was leased by the Marquess of Ailsa, the rest of the former Manx Northern Railway closed for 1968 along with the original IOMR Douglas-Peel line. They will consist of four 3rd and two 1st class compartments. Accept Glen Mona, Ballaglass, Elfin Glen, Glen Auldyn, Sulby Glen, Ravensdale, Glen Willyn, The image was captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS6. There are also several over-bridges on the Manx Northern of the gross receipts by the Manx Northern Railway for working the Foxdale Railway The line is known as the Foxdale Railway, a single line three and a half miles in length, Earlier in this article we made mention of a third Manx railway, and this line is the bete noir and cause of all the misfortunes These locations are along the line. at 9 a.m., to arrive in Douglas at 5.30 p.m. is named "Caledonia," she has six-coupled wheels, and was built by Dubs and Co. in 1885, the cylinders' dimensions are 132 diameter post-glacial deposits, chiefly of loose and unconsolidated sands and gravels; the mountains sink down abruptly into a low, per sq. THE MANX NORTHERN RAILWAY Citizens of Ramsey in the north of the island became disgruntled when they discovered that the Isle of Man Railway Company had abandoned any plans of linking up to their town. Height from floor to underside of top roof, Amount received at 55 per cent. and stores required at Foxdale -that the Manx Northern Railway agreed to pay the Foxdale people a large portion of the receipts The composite carriages provide accommodation A distinctive lattice girder bridge, the "basket bridge", was built over the Sulby River near Ramsey. more graphically than pages of explanation :-. which would accrue to the Manx Northern from its own traffic. was obtained by a Scotch firm, Messrs. J. and W. Granger, the first sod being cut on 1st March 1879, the contractors undertaking The rolling stock deserves attention. The scenery about the northern district, of which Ramsey is the natural centre, and reached there-fore by the Manx Northern stroke, the other leading dimen-sions of No. at St. John's station, this enables the Manx Northern engine to bring one train down to the junction, and return at once St Johns [Manx]... More details See also Foxdale Railway. It is therefore evident that the Foxdale Railway got their line worked for nothang, and, in addition, received in hard 50 years from Jan. 3rd, 1885, and In this article we purpose to give some details of the former. The MNR had the only dockside track on the railway system, allowing direct transfer between the railway and sea-going vessels. Manx Northern Railway - view towards Peel from the bridge carrying the A4 at Ballaquine - geograph.org.uk - 1191257.jpg 640 × 426; 64 KB Steam train at Sulby Glen - geograph.org.uk - 1349616.jpg 640 × 511; 71 KB Cyclists visiting Mona cannot do better than travel by train to Ramsey, and make that town their headquarters, as the roads in the north are especially good and suit-able for cycling. by the usual lever, but on the other line, a wheel, something after the style of a ship's steering wheel, is used for the to the yard being used, these rest on cross sleepers to which they are pains are taken to accommodate family parties and the more select visitors. There are two viaducts carrying the railway, one across the The total amount expended on the railway to Dec. 31st, 1898, and also the eleven gatekeepers' houses, are substantially built of stone with slate roofs. No. and Joyce, J. The whole railway system reached a crisis in 1966 when no services operated. interest on this portion of its capital. Manx Northern Railway; Locations along the line. Front endpaper and outer edge of text block slightly grubby o/w very good condition. weight in working 18 tons. line was told the directors of the former, that they leased the Foxdale Railway at 55 per cent. Mr. McDowall, however, intends to improve the standard of passenger coaches, and has already ordered two composite bogie Tynwald (local Parliament) in 1878, and no time was lost in commencing operations. and ten 3rd class coaches, these are all 6-wheel vehicles; there are also two 4-wheel passenger break vans. be duly considered. We can scarcely expect the intermediate west of St. John's Station. Railway by means of the Manx Northern Railway metals. ), Rebate paid the Foxdale Railway by the Manx Northern Railway out of the earnings of the Manx Northern Railway during 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. Almost all of the original non-passenger stock was lost with only one closed van surviving today (Gr.12) which was rebuilt in 2001. This line branched southwards from St John’s and allowed lead and silver ores from the mines at Foxdale to be delivered directly to the dock side in Ramsey. Details about Isle of Man Railway Manx Northern Narrow gauge O-16.5 7mm scale Ramsey Kit See original listing. Her outside cylinders are territory. In order to progress matters a separate railway company, The Manx northern railway was registered on the 17th March 1878. The rest of the system had the rails directly spiked to the sleepers. Photographs Search Latest On this day Notes and Queries News in pictures Share Facebook Twitter. to complete the line, 16½ miles in length, in three months, this however they (as might be expected) failed to do, Ramsey, Isle of Man, with Barrule Mountain in the background Wt. [2] The track was lifted in 1974 and the Glen Wyllin and Glen Mooar viaducts were dismantled in 1975. Whitehaven is the nearest port to the island, being only 30 miles distant from Ramsey, and, as the Isle of Man is very After the Isle of Man railway merger in 1905 she was renumbered 15 in the Isle of Man Railway fleet (having previously been Manx Northern's No. ! [11] After very little use by the IOMR they were scrapped in 1923 and 1912. spans of 60 ft. each, heavy lattice girders and massive stone piers. It connects with the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway at its southern terminus at Derby Castle at the northern end of the promenade in Douglas, and with the Snaefell Mountain Railway at Laxey.The line is undulating and passes through areas of scenic beauty. The Manx Northern Railway. station has been decorated and beautiful shrubs planted. Glen Helen, Glen Meay, and others less known, which add greatly to the beauty [2][4] Various schemes to emulate this in Douglas were often proposed but the work was never undertaken.[5]. expenses fertile plain. These two locomotives were built by Sharp, Stewart and Co. in 1879. and Yorkshire, the better class of visitors hardly appreciate the attractions of Douglas during the season, so they, together diameter; other dimensions-working pressure 135 lbs. [6][7] The last oil train ran in April 1969. The line is 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge and 15.3 miles (24.6 km) long. very far above rail level, and two footboards are provided. on the Manx Northern Railway from the lack of passenger coaches during the busy season, as the carriages of the Isle of Man Railway are pressed into service on the North Manx Railway if the passenger traffic over the latter system is heavy. Glen-the "Manx Switzerland" -and two miles further still is Ballaugh Glen (or Ravensdale), both magnificent examples Manx Northern Railway. Centre couplers, of the double-hook variety, are No reasonable exception can be taken to the train service and speed, the former is liberal, exceedingly well arranged, and efficiently carried out; the timetable is arranged on an average speed of 25 miles an hour between stops, so that a fairly high rate is at times attained. Looking southward and westward, This engine was specially constructed to work coal traffic to Foxdale. This we soon do, for, after running along the west coast for a few miles, the railway Buy Manx Northern Railway 1st by Hendry, R.Preston, Hendry, R. Powell (ISBN: 9780950593326) from Amazon's Book Store. Douglas is the principal port of arrival and embarkation in Mona; but as the town caters largely for "trippers " from Lancashire coal, weight It connects with the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway at its southern terminus at Derby Castle at the northern end of the promenade in Douglas, and with the Snaefell Mountain Railway at Laxey.The line is undulating and passes through areas of scenic beauty. Would recommend this book to anyone interested in finding out about the history of the Manx Northern Railway. The railways in the island work in close harmony, and no difficulty is experienced Main Line. This site uses cookies for statistical puposes and to enhance your website experience. [actually shows Mooragh Park]. rock formations, the appearance of the country north and south of the town is curiously unlike. diameter, the cylinders are outside, and measure 11 in. . The line is 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge and 15.3 miles (24.6 km) long. It was renewed in 1914. is the practise on some Continental railways). This site uses cookies for statistical puposes and to enhance your website experience. [8] In 1880, the MNR acquired a third locomotive from Beyer, Peacock and Company to a design similar to those used on the Isle of Man Railway. The Manx Northern Railway by Dr. R. Preston Hendry and R. Powell Hendry. Rugby: Hillside Pub. whilst the total gross earnings from the Foxdale Price: £60.00. A new surface has been laid on a short section of this footpath. The goods rolling stock comprises 28 open and 4 covered wagons, 3 cattle and 2 timber trucks, or 37 in all. and we find Manx Northern Railway coaches waiting for us at Douglas Station; indeed, the trains for Peel are formed with It was a composite coach with a guard’s compartment, three third class compartments and one first class compartment specially for the Foxdale Mines’ Captain. dimensions of these up-to-date narrow-gauge carriages are. In 1905, it became part of the Isle of Man Railway Company when that company took over the operation of the entire system, nearly 47 miles of track. without making any allowance for working. Former railway bridge at Poortown (Peel Road). All tickets are undated. 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 6d. Accept 2 Northern are of the same type, having a pair of leading wheels with radial axle boxes, and four-coupled wheels 3 ft. 9 in. (1968) "Rail transport in the Isle of Man 1873-1968: Isle of Man Railway", In: This page was last edited on 1 November 2020, at 19:33. Dr. Dia. - of 20 chains. The upholstering and decoration is good, and safety latches are provided outside the doors (as A) Peel Road to Foxdale (Return First Class). B) Foxdale to Ramsey (Return Third Class). The Manx Northern Railway (MNR) commenced at St Johns and shared a station with the Isle of Man Railway company's Douglas-Peel route. turns westwards and recrosses the island to Ramsey. The unique Foxdale Coach survives in regular traffic on the south line, and a goods van (Gr. the district, and provide an inexhaustible supply of picturesque localities for pic-nic parties from the town and for during 1898, (Out of this sum the Manx Northern Railway had to pay all expenses of working and maintaining the Foxdale Railway. The sub-rock is now a series of glacial and Co. ! Ended: 01 Dec, 2020 12:45:07 GMT. THE Railways of the Isle of Man possess many features of interest to the railway excursionist and those readers of the The northern part of the line was flat compared to the western coastal section, and had numerous hand-worked level crossings. ! The Manx Northern Railway has an advantage over the Isle of Man Railway in its facilities for dealing with goods traffic, as at Ramsey the railway lines are laid down on the quays, so that cargo can be discharged directly from the ship to the railway truck and vice versa; hence a large portion of the goods and mineral traffic of the Isle of Man is carried to and from Ramsey by the Manx Northern Railway. 1 Ramsey and No. F) Foxdale to Lezayre (Single Third Class). Slight shelf wear to dustwrapper, small tape repair to upper edge o/w very good. 4) Fast trains, in connection with the steamers, cover the 26½ miles between Ramsey and Douglas in 68 minutes, including three stops, one of 5 minutes at St. John's, the others being at Ballaugh and Sulby Glen. Such a train, we feel sure, would prove most remunerative, as there are a very manner, steel flat-bottom rails weighing 56 lbs. The trains and North Western Railway would join hands with Mr. Aslett, a through express could be run daily from Euston to Barrow, Scenic Lines Captured during one of the 2016 tours, this hidden piece of the MNR in a private garden. to Mona's Isle, and so gain an insight into the railway economy of this interest-ing appendage of the British Empire. John's Station, where the two portions are uncoupled, the front proceeding to Peel, whilst a Manx Northern engine backs Quite the same Wikipedia. The passenger rolling stock of the Manx Northern Railway consists of two 1st class, three (1st and 3rd class) composites, Clear and concise drawings of the stock used, trackplans, buildings etc as well as a table containing the full stock list were found within. Operated by the Douglas, Laxey and Ramsey Railway Company the route was a serious threat to the Manx Northern Railway . It remains in regular service today. 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. "A" preference shares, and £25,000 five per cent. 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. Both were absorbed by the Isle of Man Railway in 1904. As previously stated the line is single, the passing places being Sulby Bridge, Ballaugh, and Kirk Michael. These were so close together in places that the protecting signals for one crossing stood beside the previous crossing up the line. in 1883. Manx Northern Railway Co Ltd - Peel Road to Kirk Micheal Ticket Manx Northern Railway Co Ltd - Ticket Peel Road to Kirk Michael 3rd class return inc admission to Glen Wyllin £1.50 The remaining locomotive (No. of the Manx Northern Railway. are so rich in romantic scenery and historical places that the various spots served by the line are generally visited by by means of a bridge east of St. John's Station, and curves sharply to the left, a separate station being provided for it A simple wooden bench comprised the station's entire facilities. £40,000, and these have been raised at four per cent. the compartments, but as these have been removed, 1st class passengers are treated to an amount of leg room not usually Find out more. We actively promote and participate in Manx steam railway heritage conservation projects alongside the day-to-day operation of the Isle of Man Railway by the Government. At one point the new tramway company looked at buying the Manx Northern Railway but the takeover never happened. Services to Foxdale ceased in 1940 but the odd ballast train continued to collect mine waste up to the early 1960s. by side for a distance of about a third of a mile, till the Manx Northern diverges to the right. The Manx Northern Railway trains going towards Douglas are drawn up at that Company's platform at An embankment high on the cliffs south of Glen Mooar, the "Donkey Bank", was an unending maintenance problem and a drain upon the line's profitability. Special trains have been run with mails when necessary in the This was never entirely successful owing initially to competition from the Manx Electric Railway and later from road transport. The Manx Northern Railway (MNR) was the second common carrier railway built in the Isle of Man.It operated as an independent concern only from 1879 to 1905. C) Foxdale to Sulby Glen (Single Third Class). with another to Ramsey. 3 are 3 ft. 9 in. large number of people who will always travel by the shortest sea route. a night en route. stroke, wheels 3 ft. 3 in. But although the gayer sojourners prefer Douglas, A small number of original Isle of Man Railway and Manx Northern Railway wagons and goods vans also have been restored or rebuilt for demonstration use on the line. To mark the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the last train on the Northern Line, a locomotive (Caledonia) will be positioned on track outside an original Manx Northern Station building at … x Str. prevent spreading of the rails, and as the line is relaid, chairs are being used throughout the system, instead of the rails The Manx Northern Railway (MNR) was the second common carrier railway built in the Isle of Man. The shortest daily sea passage is that from Barrow to Douglas, distance 50 miles, time of voyage about three hours. It was constructed only in the final year of operation for the purposes of transporting fuel oil from Peel to Ramsey by rail. The Foxfield Railway was opened as a short branch from St John’s to Foxfield. A depression in the mining industry resulted in the closure of the Foxdale Mines in 1911 with the resultant loss of traffic. No. Had this been all there would have been nothing to complain about, but the promoters of the Foxdale Railway persuaded The gradients (considering the nature of the country and the secondary character Glen Willyn is much frequented by pic-nic parties, and various kinds of amusements are provided. popular with Edinburgh and Glasgow folks, it has been suggested to the Scotch Railways that they might, by means of express Many smaller items survive in use on the railway today, such as signal levers and various point levers inherited in 1905 and transferred around the system. in all cases employed, no side buffers being provided, although side chains are. Railway, is in striking contrast to that of other parts of the island. carriages; these are to be fitted with all the latest improvements including. with families from all parts of the British Isles, usually proceed by the Manx Northern Railway to Ramsey, where special Isle of Man Railway Manx Northern Narrow gauge O-16.5 7mm scale Ramsey Kit: Condition: New. Light refreshments can also be had. of reaching Mona. we shall have to retrace our way. C) Foxdale to Sulby Glen (Single Third Class). No. To celebrate the centenary of the Manx Northern Railway in 1979, the coach was restored to its original livery. The Manx Northern Railway possesses but four engines, and these are of three distinct types (two of which we illustrate). Railway during the same period only amounted to £489 l0s. Looking west from the level crossing at the St John's station site (currently a car park), double tracks at one time crossed here with the left one being for Peel and the right being for Ramsey or Foxdale via the MNR. Manx Northern Railway Co Ltd - Peel Road to Kirk Micheal Ticket Manx Northern Railway Co Ltd - Ticket Peel Road to Kirk Michael 3rd class return inc admission to Glen Wyllin £1.50 In 1899 a new railway link in the form of an electric tramway opened along the east coast from Douglas to Ramsey. Class: Wheel Arr. It was operated by the Isle of Man Railway until 6 November 1880 when the MNR took over the responsibility. 1981 Manx Northern Railway Benham Small Silk Commemorative Cover with Douglas Isle of Man special handstamp. A) Manx Northern Railway (21 Tickets). carriages are each divided in compartments, seating five passengers on each side. The Foxdale Railway is leased for. A steam locomotive on the Manx Electric Railway - geograph.org.uk - 785438.jpg 640 × 406; 102 KB of. miles. 1980. On the "B" shares the Government of the Island guarantees a dividend of four per cent., and the Manx Three of the unusual six-wheeled coaches survive on the island with one accompanying Thornhill in private ownership and two on the railway: one without its running gear and another in private ownership having spent 1976-1998 in the Port Erin Railway Museum. On the 19.4.1905 the Manx Northern Railway was taken over by the Isle of Man Railway and from then on many more services went directly to Douglas from Kirk Michael. 1 Ramsey and No. 1898-1900. This line, at Ramsey, opened in 1883 and closed in 1952. 11d. The siding was a direct spur off the main line and was on a very tight curve directly into the yard that it served. of Maughold Head. The stations, The Milntown Railway (.mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}54°19′16″N 4°22′55″W / 54.321°N 4.382°W / 54.321; -4.382) was a short 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge spur off the ex Manx Northern line just south of the terminus at Ramsey, Isle of Man. Hardcover. [1] In 1881, passenger services started operating through to Douglas using running rights over the tracks of the Isle of Man Railway.[2]. A further branchline was opened from St Johns to Foxdale in 1885. diameter, by 18 in. All tickets are undated. The1st class carriages each contain three compartments, these are particularly The Manx Electric Railway is an electric interurban tramway connecting Douglas, Laxey and Ramsey in the Isle of Man. Since, to reach the London terminus in time for the 5.15 train, most people would have to rise before Snaefell Mountain Railway Car : Panelled: Review: £33 00: Sides, ends, floor, roof and roof mounted boards with full lettering : MANX NORTHERN RAILWAY: No 16: Brake Composite: 35'6" Panelled : £21.00 : No 17: Composite: 35'6" Panelled : £21.00 : Including Bogies : Bogies : Pair : £3 00: Built by Hurst Nelson & Co built in 1900. Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters' Association, the leading railway preservation group on the Isle of Man. we are in Manx Northern territory, but the universal goodfellow-ship that pervades most Manx things extends to the railways, 9d. Two 2-4-0 side tank locomotives were ordered from Sharp, Stewart and Company for the opening of the line. The carriages to be mounted on steel frames with two bogies of American type. This time they turned to Dübs and Company, Glasgow for an 0-6-0 tank locomotive. The paid-up capital of the undertaking Now in governmentownership, it uses original rolling stock and locomotives and there are few … investment, but to stop the yearly drain of its own meagre profits. The fishermen can find plenty of capital sport in the Sulby River, the finest stream for fish in the island. Its July 1938 and Winter Saloon Car 22 is watched departing Ramsey on its journey to Douglas. Short-lived, it did however have the distinction of being the reason for one of the last trains to travel over the line in April 1969 prior to lifting.[2]. running from St. John's, up the side of the Shenwhallin Mountain, to the Foxdale lead mines. ! RAILWAY MAGAZINE who have not yet decided where to spend their summer vacation, could do a good deal worse than pay a visit ! There are swift steamers from ports in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. of the gross receipts of inch carries I ton coal and 385 gals. 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