Remember for those of you interested in the Zoom presentations on the tramway and railways of the Isle of Man they will be taking place on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th July. Anyone can join the rehearsal showings at 2000 on each day (a far more sociable hour for our UK readers!) with more details of what to expect and how to access it shown below.
Tuesday 6th July 2021:
Join Ed Koehler as he takes us to the middle of the Irish Sea to catch up with the last street railway that uses horses for motive power (still existing!) and then takes us on a trip over the interurban railway to which it connects! Not enough traction? We will then take a few minutes to climb a mountain using cars that still support bow collectors!
2000 UK time: TYNWALD DAY and Take the Horse Tram to the Interurban:
To attend this event:
Meeting ID: 826 6738 3324 Passcode: 906463
Wednesday 7th July 2021:
The Reverend W.W. Awdrey based his series of books on actual operating narrow gauge lines, many of which are still in seasonal service. One of these lines is the Isle of Man Railways, a part of which is still with us and still mostly steam powered. The Isle of Man Steam Railways is the crown jewel of the railways remaining on the island. This thirty minute electronic slide show includes both the current operating line and views of the now abandoned lines to Peel and Ramsey. We will then go on to view the Minor Railways of the Isle of Man: This short presentation explores the ‘other railways’ located on this small island include two steam powered railways that have been re-instated, one a 19 inch gauge line that served a lead mine; the other a two foot gauge line that actually goes ‘Uphill to the Sea!” Finally there are the shadows of the standard gauge trolley line that was once owned by a subsidiary of the Baltimore Transit Company.
2000 UK time: TYNWALD DAY, The Isle of Man Steam Railways: and the Minor Railways of the Isle of Man:
To attend this Event:
Meeting ID: 815 6184 3222 Passcode: 954882
To attend either presentation all you need to do is click the appropriate link just before the start time and enter the required details.