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Isle Of Man Steam Railway

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by David Bigcheeseplant, Jun 11, 2016.

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    Me and a friend have just booked the IoM Driver Experience. £500 each for all day on an original loco hauling original stock on the line they were built for. How can one refuse?! Going to make a 4-day trip of it, drive the TT track and then also get the Electric Railway in, Laxey Mine, Snaefell & hopefully Groudle Glen. Would also like to try the brunch train if times suit.
     
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    Just checked that. We arrive Monday go home Thursday. Oh well, maybe next time!
     
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    Ha, not to worry, you can do the Firemans Breakfast every day in the cafe at the station, probably the best breakfast on the island.
     
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    Easyjet are to start flying to the island from Luton at the end of March. Shame it's only 3 times a week and in the afternoon, but it's a start. Their Gatwick flights always seem to be busy.
     
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    Easyjet's Luton - Isle of Man service commences on the 27th on a Mon/Wed/Fri basis. Fares starting at 29..99 from LTN and 23.99 from IOM are available now - bargain! Services on the Steam Railway started today so, if you've been thinking of visiting us but have been put off by the cost of getting here maybe now is the time to book. Our special event Rush Hour on the Railways over Easter now includes road steam as well.
    Ray.
     
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    Updated online brochures for the main events on the Steam Railway
    As usual we will be providing volunteers for workshop and shed tours, guided walks along the closed lines, Vintage Bus trip following the Peel and Ramsey lines, museum guides and Talking Train commentary.
    There are a few special events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the reopening under the Ailsa Regime, with, notably, a "Named Train" on the Thursday of the Transport Festival, with the 09:50 service carrying the specially commissioned headboard and shield in honour of the "Marquess of Ailsa"
    Rush Hour /Festival of Steam
    https://www.gov.im/media/1355085/rush-hour-festival-of-stream-2017-dl-16pp-web.pdf

    Heritage Transport Festival
    https://www.gov.im/media/1355827/iom-railway-2017-transport-festival-dl-12pp-web-final.pdf

    Dining Experiences
    https://www.gov.im/media/1355063/iom-railways-the-dining-car.pdf
     
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    This looks like a 'must do', to be filled into my calendar. One of our best holidays was back in 2014 at Douglas; there is something for everyone on the I.o.M. and this really is the icing on the cake!

    John
     

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