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“Chuff back in time”

Isle of Man Bus and Rail
Ranked #1 of 44 things to do in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Other
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This train service is a great living museum. It's kept alive running on a glorious scenic railway line from Douglas to Port Erin. It's loved by young and old for disabled travellers it is a little difficult to get on the train but the staff are very friendly and will help you get on board. There is two excellent cafés one at each end of the line. The biggest set back is you can always tell when someone has been on the the old train is their face is covered in black spots from the soot of the steam engine. This may be an old fashioned form of transport but they keep up with modern themes. At certain times of the year the railway offers various themed events and are great fun. The Restraunt cars have been recently refurbished and you can now enjoy a dining experience. Excellent parking and easy access is available at either end, with a small but interesting museum at the port Erin end of the track. This is one tourist event highly recommend as it appeals to all.

Thank Finlow
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Well worth a trip on this lovely steam train. The kids would really enjoy it. We did and we are ancient! The train travels through wonderful scenery, hills and valleys and fantastic sea views.
You can stop at Ballasalla, Castletown or go right through to Port Erin. Fabulous.

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Steam train in the Isle of Man offers a great fun trip. There are various stations, so you can hop on and off especially if you have an Explorer ticket

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

This is for enthusiasts for old railways. There's a station at Santon, but the thing to do is to go into Douglas and get the little train (3' gauge) all the way to Port Erin. This is the one surviving leg of the three (appropriately!) that used to comprise the IoM's steam railway system. The trains are ancient but clean, and if you get an Explorer ticket at the Sea Terminal in Douglas it entitles you to unrestricted travel on all the island's transport systems.

Thank Davidblaise
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Marvellous trip to Port Erin from Douglas - an enthusiast's dream. At Port Erin there is a small but very interesting Rail Museum

1  Thank wref
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