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  Power, Poles & Platelaying;
Keeping the Manx Electric Railway on Track
 
  Visitors to the Isle of Man love riding on the island’s heritage transport. Particularly unusual are the island’s antique electric railways: the Manx Electric Railway trundling through eighteen miles of Manx countryside from Douglas to Ramsey, and the Snaefell Mountain Railway climbing the island’s only mountain.  
  The Victorian and Edwardian tramcars have changed very little in appearance, but not so the track on which they run. The organisation might appear to be stuck in a time warp, but these two railways are supported by modern health and safety regulations and up-to-the-minute railway practices.  
  This book examines the scale and
scope of the engineering effort which
goes into maintaining the
infrastructure. It covers the railway
as originally constructed, major
upgrades and continuing
maintenance, and includes some of
the details of the changing
circumstances and regulations in
which these well-loved railways
continue to operate. It also
reveals some of the unusual aspects
of running the railways, which
visitors seldom see.
 
   
 
 
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