Some Anniversary Day Views  : 1st July

A selection of scenes from the memorable 150th anniversary day on Saturday 1st July when a special timetable was in force for the day with four locomotives in steam; No.4 Loch as the Duke Of Sutherland and commemorative plaque on the buffer beam, M.N.Ry. No.4 Caledonia sporting The Manx Northerner board, No.11 Maitland with The Earl Of Derby and No.13 Kissack with Sir John Pender.  In the evening No.4 Loch was at the head of the “George Henry Wood Company Secretary 1870-1925”  plaque.  On the Sunday an afternoon tea train was operated and hauled by M.N.Ry. No.4 Caledonia.

The railway continues to operate daily to timetable R” and the evening train runs today on the U” schedule.  Timetable “S” will be in force on Saturday when the annual World Tin Bath Championships take place in CastletownThe Italian Job dining train will operate on Friday evening and timetable “R” continues to run daily next week.  Elsewhere the Association continue their work on the cosmetic restoration of No. Mona at Port St. Mary, details of which will be updated shortly.  The extended Summer Transport Festival also takes place at the end of the month from 23rd - 30th July 2023.