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Electric Tram & Railway

Electric Tram Isle of Man

Electric Tramway

The Manx Electric Tramway is a unique vintage railway aged more than 100 years old. Open and closed tramcars take passengers on an unforgettable journey along the east coast from Ramsey to Douglas, via Laxey. From the breathtaking heights of Bulgham Rocks to the pretty Maughold countryside, there is no better way to appreciate the Isle of Man's beautiful scenery.

Electric Mountain Railway

Also over 100 years old, the electric mountain railway runs from Laxey to the summit of Snaefell at 2,036ft. The line is five miles (8 km) long, built to 3ft 6in (1067 mm) gauge and uses a Fell centre rail for braking on the steep gradients. It is electrified using overhead wires at 550 volts direct current, with bow collectors. Services operate at regular intervals between April and September, taking 30 minutes for a one-way journey. On a clear day, passengers can view the six kingdoms - England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Mann and Heaven.

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