Over the weekend we were blessed with pleasant weather, and a large number of families came to visit the railway to take a trip to see the Easter Bunny.
It was an busy two days of operating with all rolling stock in service. An intensive shuttle service was operated on both days with Sea Lion of 1896 pulling her vintage train of 4 original Groudle coaches, passing at the Headland loop diesel locomotive Dolphin of 1952 with the set of 3 bogie coaches. The Easter Bunny was waiting at a sunny Sea Lion Rocks (most of the time!)… with free Easter eggs for the children and the ladies in the tea rooms had plenty of free Tea, Coffee and Orange juice to keep everyone refreshed….and a good selection of sandwiches & cakes on offer aswell!
Plenty of families kept their eyes peeled for the Easter eggs hidden along the line in the Easter egg hunt…. and hundreds of people posted their entries into the Lhen Coan postbox,… and as we’ve already mentioned congratulations to the Longstaff family who won their own Easter Bunny and a Car plus 4 return ticket, generously donated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.
The railway and tea rooms re-open for the summer season in a couple of weeks, with Sunday services starting every week from May 4th running from 11am to 4:30pm, and the next special event is Diesel and Electric Day on May 18th…. do make sure you come and visit us again.
(Photos: David Lloyd-Jones: www.trainsofmann.com & Alex Brindley)