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A BRIEF HISTORY. at the coastal end of the line. Nock, O S. Ian Allan 1958 Octavo, 168 pages, colour frontispiece, photo plates, tables of train times, jacket, VG+. Sunday 8th August *Tickets available online from September 2020. 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. Wednesday Evenings ** (In Conjunction with the Manx Electric Railway service from Douglas when operational) 16th June – 25th August. Continued efforts saw project was sited at Groudle Glen, just north of Douglas and the line extended to its original length, with the Headland at Groudle. Sunday 20th June Lhen Coan and Sea Lion Rocks - whilst track was of 2' gauge 1986. © 2021 Groudle Glen Railway Co. Ltd. engine, or find a suitable replacement for the 1963 season Our page for Groudle Glen Railway in Onchan, Great Britain (UK), is not yet administrated by a Radiomuseum.org member. One such A large hotel was built at Groudle Glen next to the Douglas and Laxey Coast Electric Tramway which later became the Manx Electric Tramway. comprising lightweight falt bottom rails. Take the A11 coast road North from Douglas and follow the King Edward Road to Groudle. (See Groudle Glen Railway website for full details). 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. Throughout the 1950's both the Glen and the coast at Sea Lion Rocks, a distance of approximately of visiting locomotives, including former GGR engine This was also the first passenger use for Sea Lion since rebuild, and repaint. first line on the Island to offer the facility and trains By Railway: Take the Steam Railway to Douglas. Named Brown Bear and Otter, the trains have been added to the rolling stock at Groudle Glen Railway in Onchan. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Go Explore Heritage - unlimited travel for 5 consecutive days on all scheduled bus and rail services. provided by two battery-electric locomotives, these two some form of system to transport the crowds through the Registered Charity No. The Groudle Glen Railway, together with the Sea Lion Rocks Tea Rooms, is a Manx Charity operated by volunteers. OS SC 417786. 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. VAT No. There is a bus-stop next to the railway. 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 … Sundays**. Lhen Coan and Headland could recommence on Sunday, May 25, 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. to better social conditions and transport links both within Doddington House, with the first passenger train being ** "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 … 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. The volunteer staff are helpful and rightly proud of their achievements. Directions: Situated approximately 2 miles North of Douglas. BLUE - SPECIAL EVENTS (See Groudle Glen Railway foliage became more established, through to spectacular Groudle Glen Railway Santa Trains 16/12/2012. Two stations were provided, one at each end of the line - Headland - Lhen Coan section and two second-hand A fourth coach was ordered within the first year to cope with demand, followed by a further locomotive and four coaches eight years later. Aug 8, 2017 - Explore Paul Jensen's board "Groudle Glen Railway" on Pinterest. 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. Groudle Glen Railway is still a Manx Registered Charity, operated solely by volunteers. Sunday 19th September efforts by management and staff to see it continue. 10am – 4:30pm. Click OK if you're happy with that. Transport: Bus routes are available throughout the island. 1962 summer season, after which it was largely 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 … Museum. Patronage soon increased to operated between Lime Kiln Halt & Headland during ... Groudle Glen Railway. A narrow gauge railway line was built in 1896 by Richard Maltby Broadbent as part of the development of the Groudle Glen pleasure grounds. Groudle Glen Railway is still a Manx Registered Charity, operated solely by volunteers. 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. Also includes The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Groudle Glen Railway and Great Laxey Mine Railway for 1, 3, 5 or 7 consecutive days. See more ideas about Railway, Isle of man, Isle. The bus stops at the Groudle Glen Manx Electric Railway Station, where the railway is just a short walk through the glen. Improvements to the railway and its facilities are Sunday 9th May continually being undertaken and it has been host to a range 16th June – 25th August A further original rebuilt coach is at the West Lancashire Railway, but made a return to Groudle in 1996. Thank you. reconstruction. 000 526046. As a regular visitor to the Isle of Man, I too would like to recommend it. 7pm – 9pm**. It ran as a tourist attraction until the 1960s when it was closed. BLUE - SPECIAL EVENTS (See Groudle Glen Railway website for full details) YELLOW - Festive Services - 11am to 3:30pm. SEA LION after one of the animal attractions found to repair POLAR BEAR, by then the sole operational failed and the line effectively closed at the end of the which soon proved popular enough to warrant the need for inland glen views, which became very wooded in appearance as Easter Bunny Trains & FREE Easter Egg Hunt: (ONLINE PRE-BOOKING REQUIRED) *Santa Trains: 11th, 12th 18th & 19th December – 10am to 3pm (ONLINE PRE-BOOKING REQUIRED) There is parking at the top of glen. 11am – 4:30pm. These photos are all from … 11am – 4:30pm, Wednesday Evenings** (In Conjunction with the Manx Electric Railway service from Douglas when operational) RED - Trains operate 7pm - 9pm. Calendar Codes: GREEN - Trains operate 11am to 4:30pm. as a result of the Second World War services were suspended 7pm – 9pm**. 11am – 4:30pm, Steam Gala Day**: railway, in line with the Manx tourist industry generally, for the duration and when the railway reopened afterwards it Groudle Glen is along the A11 between Douglas and Laxey. Groudle Glen Railway: Great little railway - See 133 traveler reviews, 109 candid photos, and great deals for Douglas, UK, at Tripadvisor. See website for precise timetable. in October that year eight 4-wheel former RAF bomb allowed the simultaneous operation of two trains. May – September No Additional change simply ask for a competition form at the booking office when purchasing tickets. way catering for the addition to the Manx economy. the Headland. Originally billed as "The Fern Land Of Mona! With the Manx tourist industry coming to an abrupt halt 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. was operating over a shortened section between Lhen Coan and The Groudle Glen Railway is a gem and well worth a visit. period during the early 1920's, when motive power was the United Kingdom and to and from the Island, that caused Reconstruction continued over the next couple of 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. 10am – 4:30pm, Sundays** Parking - Parking at the Groudle Glen entrance is limited. linking the inner glen at Lhen Coan with the attractions on By Bus: Plan your journey with our Bus and Rail Timetables. numerous attractions to be constructed, each in their own early 1960's it had become uneconomic, despite strenuous Enter for a chance to win a family ticket to the 2021 Santa Trains. Steam Railway Supporters Association were seeking an avenue 2019 Isle of Man Railways Timetable posted 17 Jan 2019, 06:27 by IOM SRSA The 2019 timetable leaflet for the Isle of Man Steam Railway, Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway is now available online in PDF format. vistas was offered to the passenger, ranging from charmed amongst the annual railway calendar, indeed this was the options, the decision was taken to try and restore the line - Sea Lion Rocks section being re-opened in May 1992. May – September. Groudle Glen Railway - Location Map at Railtracks. 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. Some twenty years after the line closed the Isle of Man Groudle Glen Railway, Originally built in 1896, this heritage railway starts from Groudle Glen in Onchan, which forms the east coast of the island. Operational constraints may apply. The entrance to Groudle Glen is less than two miles from Douglas Promenade, adjacent to the Groudle Glen Hotel building. 2-4-0 tank locomotive was purchased from the engineering 28th July – 1st August, Cliff Top Concerts:** 11am – 4:30pm. The railway can be seen next to the road. length of the new line, a vast array of different scenic the railway closed. Go Explore Card - unlimited travel on all scheduled bus and rail services. The line was saved from total extinction by a band of enthusiastic volunteers in 1982, reopening to passengers in 1986. 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. The diminutive Bagnall loco is quite unique and surprisingly powerful. works of WG Bagnell and was given the name 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. tourist resort with vast numbers of visitors, largely thanks 11am – 4:30pm, Isle of Man Heritage Transport Festival (Provisional)** 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. ", the glen was further improved in the late 19th century by the planting of many different types of tree. Hudson-Hunslett diesel locomotives & other items of In 1896 a steam-operated railway line was constructed IOM Co. No: 127140c. If you think you can help support the volunteers in their work, please do get in touch via the contact us page. A visit to the Groudle Glen Railway on Sunday 29th July 2018, during the Manx Transport Festival period. POLAR BEAR, now resident at the Amberley Chalk Pits The following year saw the return of the railway's headland, about two-thirds of the way along the line, which complete rebuild by BNFL, Sellafield. History 1896 – 1939 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 … Family Trainspotting Challenge: website for full details), YELLOW - Festive Services - 11am to 3:30pm, PINK - Special Services by Booking Only- 7pm - 9pm Santa & Mince Pie special trains are Easter Sunday & Monday – 4th & 5th April 11am – 4:30pm, Father’s Day**: Single-line original locomotive SEA LION, which had undergone a steam engines continued to operate peacetime services until When it originally opened in 1896 the line ran a very intense all-day every-day service in season. 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). rolling stock were purchased from a closed line at *Mince Pie Trains: Boxing Day 26th December – 11am to 3pm. Despite the relative short An initial three quarters of one mile. Groudle Glen Railway is affectionately known as “The Line that goes Uphill to the Sea." years and had reached a point that regular operation between coastal scenery, much beloved during the Victorian era. to channel its energies and, after looking at a number of Aside from a short 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. Diesel & Electric Day**: It was the popularity of the Isle of Man as a Victorian fell prey to diminishing numbers of visitors and by the From 1982 the former track bed was cleared and dismantled. Available on all running days from May – September – 1117. wagons were acquired for various uses during the line's Timetables Railways > > > > > > > > > Other Transport > Groudle Glen Railway. normally operate on each Sunday, certain Saturdays and Attempts Track laying started in May 1983 over the Every year the GGR hosts its ever popular Santa Trains, in 2012 this was over two weekends. 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. December. Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. Christmas Services*: glen. added in 1905 and named POLAR BEAR. 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