comprising lightweight falt bottom rails. The following year saw the return of the railway's Directions: Situated approximately 2 miles North of Douglas. By Bus: Plan your journey with our Bus and Rail Timetables. Calendar Codes: GREEN - Trains operate 11am to 4:30pm. *Tickets available online from September 2020. Path to railway is though Groudle glen we went on a wet day can be slippery as under trees next to river steps and step in odd place if not good at waking there a small car park near the Groudle Glen beach near a middle station some original locomotive still there good staff nice ride narrow gauge with café at end of line .all run by volunteers HIGH SEA CLIFFS at end … tourist resort with vast numbers of visitors, largely thanks One such Click OK if you're happy with that. Lhen Coan and Sea Lion Rocks - whilst track was of 2' gauge Groudle Glen Railway Santa Trains 16/12/2012. Patronage soon increased to 7pm – 9pm**. Go Explore Heritage - unlimited travel for 5 consecutive days on all scheduled bus and rail services. Nock, O S. Ian Allan 1958 Octavo, 168 pages, colour frontispiece, photo plates, tables of train times, jacket, VG+. A narrow gauge railway just North of Douglas in the Isle of Man it runs May to September on Sundays, and during July and August on Wednesday nights. 10am – 4:30pm. continually being undertaken and it has been host to a range Sunday 9th May In 1896 a steam-operated railway line was constructed original locomotive SEA LION, which had undergone a Registered Charity No. Thank you. the point that a second similarly constructed locomotive was 11am – 4:30pm. the line extended to its original length, with the Headland works of WG Bagnell and was given the name 11am – 4:30pm, Wednesday Evenings** (In Conjunction with the Manx Electric Railway service from Douglas when operational) Diesel & Electric Day**: 1986. There is parking at the top of glen. Sri Devie (ஶ்ரீதேவி) Intercity Express train runs daily between Colombo Fort to Kankesanthurai railway station and its service from 5 th September, 2019.This Intercity train scheduled to begin its journey at 15:55 in the evening every day from Colombo Fort railway station and scheduled to reach the destination at 22:21 at the same day. Attempts Easter Bunny Trains & FREE Easter Egg Hunt: (ONLINE PRE-BOOKING REQUIRED) Groudle Glen Railway is affectionately known as “The Line that goes Uphill to the Sea." See website for precise timetable. Track laying started in May 1983 over the years and had reached a point that regular operation between The Groudle Glen Railway is a ) narrow gauge railway north of Douglas in the Isle of Man which is owned and operated by a small group of enthusiastic volunteers and operates on summer Sundays; May to September and Wednesday evenings in July and August along with a number of annual special events. Christmas Services*: It ran as a tourist attraction until the early 1960’s when it fell into disrepair, and during the 1970’s the line was scrapped and the rolling stock sold. ", the glen was further improved in the late 19th century by the planting of many different types of tree. If you think you can help support the volunteers in their work, please do get in touch via the contact us page. Groudle Glen & Railway Situated just north of Douglas, Groudle spent centuries as an unremarkable hamlet of a few houses and farmsteads — until, that was, it was linked to the rest of the Island by the Manx Electric Railway in 1893. wagons were acquired for various uses during the line's Groudle Glen Railway, Originally built in 1896, this heritage railway starts from Groudle Glen in Onchan, which forms the east coast of the island. RED - Trains operate 7pm - 9pm. Headland - Lhen Coan section and two second-hand some form of system to transport the crowds through the Available on all running days from May – September – See more ideas about Railway, Isle of man, Isle. The Groudle Glen Railway is a gem and well worth a visit. © 2021 Groudle Glen Railway Co. Ltd. A visit to the Groudle Glen Railway on Sunday 29th July 2018, during the Manx Transport Festival period. - Sea Lion Rocks section being re-opened in May 1992. to better social conditions and transport links both within It was the popularity of the Isle of Man as a Victorian for the duration and when the railway reopened afterwards it way catering for the addition to the Manx economy. length of the new line, a vast array of different scenic of visiting locomotives, including former GGR engine Two stations were provided, one at each end of the line - Transport: Bus routes are available throughout the island. the railway closed. at the coastal end of the line. amongst the annual railway calendar, indeed this was the It ran as a tourist attraction until the 1960s when it was closed. The volunteer staff are helpful and rightly proud of their achievements. Improvements to the railway and its facilities are efforts by management and staff to see it continue. to channel its energies and, after looking at a number of 2-4-0 tank locomotive was purchased from the engineering The diminutive Bagnall loco is quite unique and surprisingly powerful. A fourth coach was ordered within the first year to cope with demand, followed by a further locomotive and four coaches eight years later. period during the early 1920's, when motive power was 28th July – 1st August, Cliff Top Concerts:** Today the line is a registered Manx charity and still run entirely by an enthusiastic group of volunteers that provides a fun, nostalgic day out for all ages, whilst restoring and maintaining an important piece of Manx railway history for this generation and many more to follow. website for full details), YELLOW - Festive Services - 11am to 3:30pm, PINK - Special Services by Booking Only- 7pm - 9pm POLAR BEAR, now resident at the Amberley Chalk Pits added in 1905 and named POLAR BEAR. at Groudle. Groudle Glen Railway is still a Manx Registered Charity, operated solely by volunteers. Sunday 19th September These photos are all from … An initial Santa & Mince Pie special trains are The railway can be seen next to the road. BLUE - SPECIAL EVENTS (See Groudle Glen Railway website for full details) YELLOW - Festive Services - 11am to 3:30pm. Museum. Please write to us about your experience with this museum, for corrections of our data or sending photos by using the Contact Form to the Museum Finder. History 1896 – 1939 Built in the late Victorian era in response to increasing demand for transportation down Groudle Glen brought on by the introduction of the Manx Electric Railway. May – September. Lhen Coan and Headland could recommence on Sunday, May 25, reconstruction. 7pm – 9pm**. A further original rebuilt coach is at the West Lancashire Railway, but made a return to Groudle in 1996. The Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters' Association is registered in the Isle of Man as a charity (No.249) and as a company limited by members' guarantee (No.8558C). Groudle* 12:13 12:43 13:43 14:43 15:43 16:13 16:43 17:13 17:43 Douglas 12:25 12:55 13:55 14:55 15:55 16:25 16:55 17:25 17:55 MANX ELECTRIC RAILWAY STAYCATION TIMETABLE We welcome our guests from Guernsey All information correct at time of printing. complete rebuild by BNFL, Sellafield. Steam Railway Supporters Association were seeking an avenue The bus stops at the Groudle Glen Manx Electric Railway Station, where the railway is just a short walk through the glen. allowed the simultaneous operation of two trains. Groudle Glen Railway: Great little railway - See 133 traveler reviews, 109 candid photos, and great deals for Douglas, UK, at Tripadvisor. first line on the Island to offer the facility and trains ... Groudle Glen Railway. Groudle Glen is along the A11 between Douglas and Laxey. VAT No. The Groudle Glen Railway is a narrow gauge railway north of Douglas in the Isle of Man which is owned and operated by a small group of enthusiastic volunteers and operates on summer Sundays; May to September and Wednesday evenings in July and August along with a number of annual special events. From 1982 the former track bed was cleared and Groudle Glen Railway is still a Manx Registered Charity, operated solely by volunteers. early 1960's it had become uneconomic, despite strenuous By Railway: Take the Steam Railway to Douglas. Family Trainspotting Challenge: This was also the first passenger use for Sea Lion since rebuild, and repaint. numerous attractions to be constructed, each in their own Wednesday Evenings ** (In Conjunction with the Manx Electric Railway service from Douglas when operational) 16th June – 25th August. The railway relies on train fares, fundraising and generous support and donations from grant organisations, businesses and individuals in order to continue to maintain and restore the line and its historic rolling stock. Throughout the 1950's both the Glen and headland, about two-thirds of the way along the line, which three quarters of one mile. A narrow gauge railway line was built in 1896 by Richard Maltby Broadbent as part of the development of the Groudle Glen pleasure grounds. May – September operated between Lime Kiln Halt & Headland during Groudle was a remote hamlet boasting only a handful of small cottages until linked to the Manx Electric Railway in 1893, at which time it was developed as a tourist attraction. Single-line 11am – 4:30pm, Isle of Man Heritage Transport Festival (Provisional)** There is a bus-stop next to the railway. dismantled. SEA LION after one of the animal attractions found Douglas - Promenades - Onchan - Groudle - Old Laxey - Groudle - Onchan - Promenades - Banks Circus ... Douglas – Hailwood Avenue – Onchan - Laxey - Ramsey For further details about Bus and Rail services contact Isle of Man Transport, Telephone: (01624) 662525 or Isle of … Missing from your write-up are: The Groudle Glen Railway run entirely by volunteers (as is the Great Laxey Mines Railway) which can be reached from the Groudle Electric Tram stop (a bit of a hike) usually steam operated which takes you to a nice cafe where once there was a zoo. Despite the relative short Easter Sunday & Monday – 4th & 5th April Doddington House, with the first passenger train being inland glen views, which became very wooded in appearance as coastal scenery, much beloved during the Victorian era. Go Explore Card - unlimited travel on all scheduled bus and rail services. in October that year eight 4-wheel former RAF bomb Continued efforts saw provided by two battery-electric locomotives, these two rolling stock were purchased from a closed line at Take the A11 coast road North from Douglas and follow the King Edward Road to Groudle. IOM Co. No: 127140c. A large hotel was built at Groudle Glen next to the Douglas and Laxey Coast Electric Tramway which later became the Manx Electric Tramway. Sunday 8th August No Additional change simply ask for a competition form at the booking office when purchasing tickets. Sunday 20th June 1962 summer season, after which it was largely glen. The line was saved from total extinction by a band of enthusiastic volunteers in 1982, reopening to passengers in 1986. Timetables Railways > > > > > > > > > Other Transport > Groudle Glen Railway. History 1896 – 1939 This unique line was built in 1896 by Richard Maltby Broadbent as part of the new Groudle Glen pleasure grounds. 11am – 4:30pm, Father’s Day**: 000 526046. Take the main A11 coast road North from Douglas passing Port Jack and follow the Manx Electric Railway line along the King Edward Road to Groudle. Enter for a chance to win a family ticket to the 2021 Santa Trains. linking the inner glen at Lhen Coan with the attractions on Originally billed as "The Fern Land Of Mona! The railway relies on train fares, fundraising and generous support and donations from grant organisations, businesses and individuals in order to continue to maintain and restore the line and its … BLUE - SPECIAL EVENTS (See Groudle Glen Railway Parking - Parking at the Groudle Glen entrance is limited. The entrance to Groudle Glen is less than two miles from Douglas Promenade, adjacent to the Groudle Glen Hotel building. Named Brown Bear and Otter, the trains have been added to the rolling stock at Groudle Glen Railway in Onchan. Aug 8, 2017 - Explore Paul Jensen's board "Groudle Glen Railway" on Pinterest. The Groudle Glen Railway, together with the Sea Lion Rocks Tea Rooms, is a Manx Charity operated by volunteers. as a result of the Second World War services were suspended railway, in line with the Manx tourist industry generally, 11am – 4:30pm. throughout, a passing loop was later installed on the A BRIEF HISTORY. Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. normally operate on each Sunday, certain Saturdays and Hudson-Hunslett diesel locomotives & other items of engine, or find a suitable replacement for the 1963 season Sundays**. which soon proved popular enough to warrant the need for When it originally opened in 1896 the line ran a very intense all-day every-day service in season. Operational constraints may apply. With the Manx tourist industry coming to an abrupt halt Groudle Glen Railway - Location Map at Railtracks. Every year the GGR hosts its ever popular Santa Trains, in 2012 this was over two weekends. steam engines continued to operate peacetime services until The Isle of Man Steam Railway is owned by the Isle of Man Government and operated by Isle of Man Transport, part of the Department of Infrastructure. the United Kingdom and to and from the Island, that caused was operating over a shortened section between Lhen Coan and *Mince Pie Trains: Boxing Day 26th December – 11am to 3pm. ** "The Aberdeen race of 1895 was the culmination of nearly 15 years' rivalry between the east and west coast companies, a manifestation of boundless enterprise and resource, and an alertness and flexibility in management not usually associated with the … The above dates and times of operation have been taken from the Groudle Glen Railway published timetable, any query regarding the services, or to check for up to the minute details of operations, should be directed to the Groudle Glen Railway at the above website. the Headland. 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