Christmas 2013 – A Success

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Following all the usual manic preparations, Christmas 2013 arrived and proved to be our most successful yet. We worked extremely hard this year on improving the spread of passengers across the day so queuing was noticeably less than in previous years which only improved the experience for our guests.

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Brown Bear Update

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Following the commencement of the project to build BROWN BEAR the first steel was cut at the Workshops of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co. in January 2013 when the main frame plates and the buffer beams were marked out and then plasma cut. The original Bagnall drawings show…

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Drainage Works

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Once the season was complete attention first turned to drainage works on the line. Some of you may recall that ahead of Christmas 2012 many areas of the line were flooded due excessive rainfall, and services had to be postponed, so we sought civil engineering advice regarding the formation of…

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Wedding Bells at Groudle

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During September the railway’s volunteer Secretary Alex Brindley got married to his fiancée Shelley. The two of them were married at Braddan Church, with most of the Groudle gang acting as best men, groomsmen or ushers. This was followed by a photo shoot and drinks reception for the wedding party…

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