Sunday, 28 August 2011
Snaefell Mountain Railway, Isle of Man
The Snaefell Mountain Railway is an electric mountain railway on the Isle of Man. It joins the town of Laxey with the summit of Snaefell, at 620 metres above sea level, the highest point on the island. It connects with the Manx Electric Railway in Laxey. The line is now more than 100 years old. Services operate at regular intervals between April and September, taking 30 minutes for a one-way journey. The line is 5 miles long, built to 3 ft 6 inches gauge and uses a Fell Incline Railway System centre rail for braking on the steep gradients. There is no winter service.