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RUSH HOUR O N T H E R A I LWAY S

18 - 21 APRIL 2014

A four day celebration of Isle of Man railways

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Discover your Isle of Man Sometimes, the best discoveries are right under your nose. Lying at the heart of the British Isles, the Isle of Man is both familiar and a world apart. Timelessly beautiful, with a character and spirit all of its own. Whatever you want from your days out _ heritage, local produce, adventure, nature, relaxation or fun with your family _ you will find it here in the Isle of Man. Thanks to our unique Victorian railways and comprehensive bus service, it couldn’t be easier to get around. This Easter enjoy the Rush Hour on the Railways, four days of enhanced services on the Island’s railways, including workshop tours, great photo opportunities and much more.

A FOUR DAY CELEBRATION OF ISLE OF MAN RAILWAYS


RUSH HOUR TICKETS Unless a separate ticket price is stated, Explorer Tickets or standard fare tickets are required for all events. See below for information about Explorer Tickets.

TRAVEL MORE & SAVE MORE Island Explorer tickets are available for 1, 3, 5 and 7 days. They provide unlimited travel on all scheduled services of the Steam Railway, Manx Electric Railway, Douglas horse trams and buses for the dates issued. Adult tickets permit one free accompanying child aged 5-15 years. Up to two children under five travel free per adult. Trains and trams operating special IoM Railways events and Dining Car services are excluded.

Island Explorer

Adult

Child

1 Day Explorer

£16.00

£8.00

3 Day Explorer

£32.00

£16.00

5 Day Explorer

£39.00

£19.50

7 Day Explorer

£47.00

£23.50

5 Day Heritage Explorer

£55.00

£27.00

STATION FACILITIES

Manx Electric Railway

OPEN 4 APRIL - 2 NOVEMBER: The Mines Tavern in Laxey is located next to the Manx Electric Railway Station, a few steps from the Rose Gardens in the centre of the village. The Tavern is a traditional Manx pub serving local beers and good home cooked food. Check for daily specials and snacks. Laxey Station Café also sells hot drinks and snacks throughout the season.

Snaefell Mountain Railway

OPEN 11 APRIL - 2 NOVEMBER: Spectacularly located at the highest point on the Island, the Snaefell Summit Café and Restaurant provides a range of hot and cold food and boasts superb views across the Island and beyond.

Isle of Man Steam Railway

OPEN 7 MARCH - 5 NOVEMBER: The Steam Railway offers delicious treats and meals at each end of the line. Inside Douglas Railway Station we have The Tickethall, serving unique fireman’s breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and evening meals and Port Erin’s Whistlestop Café. Services will be subject to operational constraint. All details correct at time of printing.

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Day 1: Railway Nostalgia Fireman’s Breakfast at The Tickethall The restaurant at Douglas Station will be serving hearty breakfasts, served on fireman’s shovels, available daily 08:00 to 11:00.

Douglas workshop, running shed & signal box open day An exciting opportunity to get a rare glimpse of our Victorian workshops with members of the Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters’ Association. Tours start: 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30 and 14:00 • Wait at Douglas Station for your tour to start. Tickets £5 available in advance from 01624 697457 and from Douglas station ticket office on the day.

Port Erin Railway Museum This unique museum charts the history of the Steam Railway from its inception in 1873. Inside you will find steam engines and carriages including royal carriages which carried the Queen Mother in 1963 and Queen Elizabeth in 1972, plus there is a large display of photographs and memorabilia. Railway supporters have been refurbishing the exhibits over the winter months. Open from 09:00 to 17:00 daily: Entrance fee is £1 for adults and 50p for children or free with valid rail tickets.

Bookings hotline: 697457 • www.iombusandrail.info


Good Friday, 18 April 2014 Railway art Meet local artist Michael Starkey who will be in the museum at Derby Castle sheds to guide you through exhibits. View the 10 magnificent 8ft x 4ft posters on the shed walls adjacent to the MER track. These posters depict Heydays of Holidays and were painted by Michael to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the MER in 2013. Some of the original paintings will be on display in the museum.

Jurby Transport Museum The Transport Museum has a wide range of exhibits including buses, trams, lorries, steam cars and a traction engine along with many smaller exhibits. The museum aims to inform visitors about the rich transport history of the Isle of Man. Please note that some exhibits may be at other locations during festivals. Admission free. Opening hours 10:00 to 16:00 Toilets and refreshments available Bus departs Ramsey Station at 11:00 13:00 15:00 Bus departs Jurby Transport Museum 12:40 14:40 16:40

Whistle Stop café Situated at Port Erin Railway Station, the Whistle stop Coffee Shop offers a delicious menu including sandwiches, toasties, soups, jacket potatoes and salads along with breakfast items, delicious cakes and daily specials. Open daily: 09:30 – 16:00

Film show at Port Erin station Make a night of it and join the Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters’ Association who will be providing a film show at Port Erin Station. Admission is free but donations to the Supporters are welcome. Film show will start at 20:00 and finish by 21:15 Travel free by vintage bus from Douglas Station at 18:30 – returning at 21:30.

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Day 2: Steaming South Intensive Steam Railway service between Douglas and Port Erin

Nautical Goods Train A train consisting of nautical themed goods including the steam launch ‘Dun Raven’ which was featured in the TV series Island at War. Great for photo opportunities. Train depart Douglas at 11:20, crosses at Ballasalla 11:50 with the 11:20 from Port Erin before going on to Port Erin.

Vintage commercial vehicles A 1934 Sentinel Steam Wagon, a 1907 Fowler traction engine and a 1959 Foden Laxey Flour Mills vehicle will be on display at Castletown station.

Stamps on the Steam Railway Special commemorative covers will be carried on the Travelling Post Office (TPO) ‘up and down’. The 09:50 departure from Douglas will include a TPO, which will be coupled at Ballasalla to the 09:50 from Port Erin for the return journey. Special covers with railway letter stamps, cancelled with railway station postmarks will be available for both parts of the journey from the TPO and Douglas Station. These very limited covers will be available to order in advance on 01624 816302 and available all day from The Tickethall on the day. Douglas to Port Erin cover £4.75 Port Erin to Douglas cover £4.75

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Easter Saturday, 19 April 2014 Intensive Steam Railway Timetable Douglas Pt Soderick Santon Ballalona Ballastrang Ballawoods Ballahick Ballasalla Castletown Mill Road Ballabeg Colby Kentraugh Level Ballagawne Four Roads Port St Mary Port Erin

09:50 10:03 10:11 10:13 10:14 10:16 10:18 10:20 10:27 10:29 10:33 10:38 10:40 10:41 10:43 10:45 10:46 10:50

10:27 10:40 10:48 10:50 10:51 10:53 10:55 10:57 11:04 11:06 11:10 11:15 11:17 11:18 11:20 11:22 11:23 11:27

10:58 11:11 11:19 11:21 11:22 11:24 11:26 11:28 11:35 11:37 11:41 11:46 11:48 11:49 11:51 11:53 11:54 11:58

11:20 11:33 11:41 11:43 11:44 11:46 11:48 11:50 11:57 11:59 12:03 12:08 12:10 12:11 12:13 12:15 12:16 12:20

12:50 13:03 13:11 13:13 13:14 13:16 13:18 13:20 13:27 13:29 13:33 13:38 13:40 13:41 13:43 13:45 13:46 13:50

13:40 13:50 13:52 13:56 14:01 14:03 14:04 14:06 14:08 14:13 14:17

14:20 14:33 14:41 14:43 14:44 14:46 14:48 14:50 14:57 14:59 15:03 15:08 15:10 15:11 15:13 15:15 15:16 15:20

15:27 15:29 15:33 15:38 15:40 15:41 15:43 15:45 15:46 15:50

15:50 16:03 16:11 16:13 16:14 16:16 16:18 16:20 16:27 16:29 16:33 16:38 16:40 16:41 16:43 16:45 16:46 16:50

17:20 17:33 17:41 17:43 17:44 17:46 17:48 17:50 17:57 17:59 18:03 18:08 18:10 18:11 18:13 18:15 18:16 18:20

19:00 V V 09:53 09:54 09:56 09:58 10:00 19:37 19:39 19:43 19:48 19:50 19:51 19:53 19:55 19:56 20:00

Port Erin Port St Mary Four Roads Ballagawne Level Kentraugh Colby Ballabeg Mill Road Castletown Ballasalla Ballahick Ballawoods Ballastrang Ballalona Santon Pt Soderick Douglas

09:50 09:53 09:54 09:56 09:58 09:59 10:01 10:06 10:10 10:12 10:20 10:22 10:25 10:28 10:29 10:32 10:40 10:50

11:35 11:38 11:39 11:41 11:43 11:44 11:46 11:51 11:55 11:57 12:05 12:07 12:10 12:13 12:14 12:17 12:25 12:35

12:25 12:28 12:29 12:31 12:33 12:34 12:36 12:41 12:45 12:47 12:55 -

13:05 13:08 13:09 13:11 13:13 13:14 13:16 13:21 13:25 13:27 13:35 13:37 13:40 13:43 13:44 13:47 13:55 14:05

13:25 13:28 13:31 13:33 13:35 13:36 13:38 13:43 13:47 14:30 14:50 14:52 14:55 14:58 14:59 15:05 15:13 15:23

14:35 14:38 14:39 14:41 14:43 14:44 14:46 14:51 14:55 14:57 15:05 15:07 15:10 15:13 15:14 15:17 15:25 15:35

14:57 15:00 15:01 15:03 15:05 15:06 15:08 15:13 15:17 15:19 -

16:05 16:08 16:09 16:11 16:13 16:14 16:16 16:21 16:25 16:27 16:35 16:37 16:40 16:43 16:44 16:47 16:58 17:08

16:23 16:26 16:27 16:29 16:31 16:32 16:38 16:43 16:47 17:05 17:13 17:15 17:18 17:21 17:22 17:25 17:33 17:43

17:35 17:38 17:39 17:41 17:43 17:44 17:46 17:51 17:55 17:57 18:05 18:07 18:10 18:13 18:14 18:17 18:25 18:35

21:15 21:18 21:19 21:21 21:23 21:24 21:28 21:33 21:37 21:37 21:45 21:47 21:50 21:53 21:54 22:15

Pie and Mash supper on the Dining Car Built in 1905 and lovingly restored by Isle of Man Railways in 2013, the beautifully appointed Dining Car is one of only a handful of narrow gauge dining cars in the world. Pie & Mash Supper on the Dining Car (2 courses). ÂŁ25pp inc train fare available in advance from 01624 697457. Departs Douglas 19:00 to Port Erin 20:00, returns 21:15 arriving Douglas 22:30.

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Day 3: Charging North Intensive MER Service between Douglas and Laxey

Manx Electric Railway’s oldest and newest trams, Car 1 of 1893 and Car 33 of 1906 (with Mail Van 4) in unison between Derby Castle and Groudle. Tram departs Derby Castle 09.00 with photo stops en route

Stamps on the MER A special postal service will operate between Derby Castle Station and Laxey. Railway letter covers, cancelled with railway station postmarks, will be carried in the Manx Electric Railway’s Mail Sorting Tender. These very limited edition covers can be ordered in advance by phoning 01624 819289 or 01624 816302 and will be available at Laxey Station on their arrival from Derby Castle. Covers are £4.75 each. Intensive Manx Electric Railway Timetable Douglas Groudle Baldrine* South Cape Laxey Dhoon Ballaglass* Ballajora* Lewaigue Belle Vue Ramsey

09:40 09:52 09:58 10:05 10:10 10:25 10:35 10:43 10:47 10:50 10:55

09:50 10:02 10:08 10:15 10:20 -

10:00 10:12 10:18 10:25 10:30 -

10:10 10:22 10:28 10:35 10:40 10:55 11:05 11:13 11:17 11:20 11:25

10:20 10:32 10:38 10:45 10:50 -

10:40 10:52 10:58 11:05 11:10 11:25 11:35 11:43 11:47 11:50 11:55

11:00 11:12 11:18 11:25 11:30 -

11:20 11:32 10:38 11:45 11:50 -

11:40 11:52 11:58 12:05 12:10 12:25 12:35 12:43 12:47 12:50 12:55

12:00 12:12 10:58 12:25 12:30 -

Ramsey Belle Vue Lewaigue Ballajora* Ballaglass* Dhoon Laxey South Cape Baldrine Groudle Douglas

09:55 10:00 10:07 10:13 10:25

10:35 10:40 10:47 10:53 11:10

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10:10 10:15 10:18 10:22 10:30 10:40 10:55 11:00 11:07 11:13 11:25

11:25 11:30 11:37 11:43 11:55

11:10 11:15 11:18 11:22 11:30 11:40 11:55 12:00 12:07 12:13 12:25

11:45 11:50 11:57 12:03 12:15

12:05 12:10 12:17 12:23 12:35

11:40 11:45 11:48 11:52 12:00 12:10 12:25 12:30 12:37 12:43 12:55

12:45 12:50 12:57 13:03 13:15

Bookings hotline: 697457 • www.iombusandrail.info


Easter Sunday, 20 April 2014 Tours of Derby Castle Yard An opportunity to visit the Derby Castle Yard workshops in the company of Depot Supervisor Steve Hall, Dave Martin and Alex Fairlie of the Manxelectricrailway.co.uk team. Each tour will include a brief history of the Derby Castle Yard, a look at the different types of trams, how they work and are maintained. Items of rolling stock not currently in use will be displayed in the depot and MER artefacts including an 1895 Snaefell tram controller, posters and photographs will be on display. There will also be a display of MER artefacts in yard. Tours start: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30 Wait at Derby Castle ticket office for your tour to start. Tickets £5 available in advance from 01624 697457 and from Derby Castle ticket office.

Great Laxey Mines Railway Step back in time and ride in tiny carriages along the line which was once used to carry lead and zinc ores from deep inside the Great Laxey Mine. A return journey costs £2 for adults and £1 for children. Trains run from 11:00 to 16:30. Intensive Manx Electric Railway Timetable 12:20 12:32 10:18 12:45 12:50 -

12:40 12:52 10:38 13:05 13:10 13:25 13:35 13:43 13:47 13:50 13:55

13:00 13:12 11:58 13:25 13:30 -

13:20 13:32 10:58 13:45 13:50 -

13:40 13:52 10:18 14:05 14:10 14:25 14:35 14:43 14:47 14:50 14:55

14:00 14:12 10:38 14:25 14:30 -

14:20 14:12 10:38 14:45 14:30 -

14:40 14:52 14:58 15:05 15:10 15:25 15:35 15:43 15:47 15:50 15:55

15:10 15:22 15:28 15:35 15:40 15:55 16:05 16:13 16:17 16:20 16:25

15:40 15:52 15:58 16:05 16:10 -

16:10 16:22 16:28 16:35 16:40 16:55 17:05 17:13 17:17 17:20 17:25

16:40 16:52 16:58 17:05 17:10 -

13:05 13:10 13:17 13:23 13:35

12:40 12:45 12:48 12:52 13:00 13:10 13:25 13:30 13:37 13:43 13:55

13:45 13:50 13:57 14:03 14:15

14:05 14:10 14:17 14:23 14:35

13:40 13:45 13:48 13:52 14:00 14:10 14:25 14:30 14:37 14:43 14:55

14:45 14:50 14:57 15:03 15:15

15:05 15:10 15:17 15:23 15:35

14:40 14:45 14:48 14:52 15:00 15:10 15:25 15:30 15:37 15:43 15:55

15:10 15:15 15:18 15:22 15:30 15:40 15:55 16:00 16:07 16:13 16:25

16:25 16:30 16:37 16:43 16:55

16:10 16:15 16:18 16:22 16:30 16:40 16:55 17:00 17:07 17:13 17:25

16:40 16:45 16:48 16:52 17:00 17:10 17:25 17:30 17:37 17:43 17:55

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Day 4: MER and Jurby Day

MER Taster Lessons Try your hand at driving one of the MER’s historic tramcars on one of the most scenic areas of the line between Laxey and the cliffs at Bulgham, 588 feet above the sea! Participants will take it in turn to use the tram controls on the steep climb to Bulgham and the air brakes on the descent back to Laxey. Lessons start at Laxey: 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 12:45, 13:40, 14:30, 15:25, 16:25 Tickets £20 available in advance from 01624 697457 and from Derby Castle ticket office thereafter. Limited numbers.

Laxey Café Laxey Station Café open 09:00 till 17:00 serving hot and cold snacks and refreshments made fresh daily on the premises - eat in or takeaway. Enjoy a taste of Manx ice cream from our selection of Davisons ices. Souvenirs and guides available.

Groudle Glen Railway Narrow Gauge Victorian Steam Railway operating Easter Bunny Trains and Easter Egg Hunt. Tickets £4 per person and include tea, coffee and orange juice.

Bookings hotline: 697457 • www.iombusandrail.info


Easter Monday, 21 April Titan Returns The Leyland Titan PD3/6 bus will be officially handed back to Isle of Man Transport Chief Engineer Peter Maddocks at 16:00. The vehicle will be immediately transferred to transport headquarters for final interior refurbishment in preparation for PPV testing in order to return to service once again as part of the heritage fleet. Passengers with special Vintage Bus Convoy tickets will be able to transfer from the 14:55 tram arrival at Ramsey Station. Passengers will be transferred to Jurby Transport Museum in time for the handing over of the PD3 at 16:00. The vehicle was delivered new to Isle of Man Road Services in 1964 as fleet number 60 (7 MAN), being one of a batch of three with the St Helen’s style fiberglass front. It was later re-registered 67 UMN and re-numbered as fleet number 67. In 1976 the Isle of Man Government acquired the Island’s bus services and transferred the vehicle to Isle of Man National Transport. It was subsequently re-numbered 72 in 1979. It was withdrawn from service in October 1983 and sold to Liverpoolbased enthusiast Rob Wilson and, after a spell of preservation, it was re-acquired by Isle of Man Transport as an addition to the heritage fleet as the last example of its class. After being withdrawn from service and garaged for a number of years, PD3 has recently been lovingly restored by the enthusiastic Manx Transport Trust team at the Jurby Transport Museum. Service bus departs Ramsey Station at 11:00 13:00 15:00 Service bus departs Jurby Transport Museum 12:40 14:40 16:40 Vintage bus return to Douglas: The Douglas Corporation Regent 3 will transfer passengers back from Jurby to Douglas at 16:40 in convoy with the Leyland PD3. There will be photo stop opportunities en route and at Douglas Station. It is advisable to book in advance due to limited seating capacity. Tickets £5 available in advance from 01624 697457 or from Douglas station ticket office

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H E R I TAG E R A I LWAYS • C L A S SIC V E H IC L E S SUM M I T D I N I N G • F O O T P L AT E TA S T E R S R A I L A L E • C OA S TA L C RU I SE SP E C IA L TOU R S & WA L K S

30TH JUL TO 3RD AUG 2014

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JOIN US FOR FIVE ACTION-PACKED DAYS OF UNIQUE EVENTS CENTERED AROUND THE HERITAGE RAILWAYS OF THE ISLE OF MAN. • Historic Peel P50’s delivered by rail • Nautical goods train • Steam/diesel double heads a passenger train

CALL 01624 662525 FOR INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST A LEAFLET For details visit: For bookings call:

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