Manx rush hour

Easter week saw the various railways and tramways on the Isle of Man staging a Rush Hour on the Railways event with intensive timetables on all lines. The Isle of Man Steam Railway ran a two-train service on several days with additional dining trains requiring three locomotives to be in steam.

Two horses are required to haul the Douglas Horse Tramway’s only operational double-deck tramcar.

The Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railways both ran timetables with passengers queueing for sometimes fully-booked trams.

On the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, operations were in full swing following the tramway’s welcome reprieve and double-deck tramcar No. 52 made a rare appearance over the Easter weekend, headed by two horses.

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