The Power Trip – 01/08/2014

Car No.16 stands next to the Feeder Point at Ballajora Quarry, July 2012 © Alex Fairlie

Car No.16 stands next to the Feeder Point at Ballajora Quarry, July 2012 © Alex Fairlie

Join us for a special photography tour explaining the history behind how the Manx Electric generated and provided its own electrical power. From the initial opening of the railway to the present day, the Manx Electric Railway has generated and provided electricity in a number of ways, ranging from generating it’s own power through coal fed Power Stations to Substations converting and taking from the public supply.

Our aim on the evening is to view these sites of interest from and along the Manx Electric Railway (Photostops will be held at the following locations):

• The old Power Stations at Laxey and Ballaglass
• The substations at Laxey, Ballagorry and Belle Vue
• The South Cape Water Tower and the Minorca Test House

The tour (conducted by manxelectricrailway.co.uk volunteer stewards) also includes a stop at Laxey on the return for a refreshment break.

The booked car-set for this evening tour is Car No.16/Trailer No.60. Although it is not an unusual one in the current age, the pair are arguably the rarest operational motor and trailer to be in service on the Manx Electric, especially so in the evening!

Outline Times:

Tour Start: Derby Castle: 17:45
Tour Depart: Derby Castle 18:00 prompt

Tour End: Derby Castle: 22:15
(Connections onward for the Bus Vannin No.12 bus to Douglas, Lord St at 22:27)

Fares and How to Book: 
£10.00 per person (joining at Derby Castle)

 Tickets for this event are available from Derby Castle Booking Office.

 All the above events are subject to operational constraints.

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