Isle of Man Episode 2 (13th July) Douglas to Ramsey

  • Published on Jul 20, 2019
  • It's Day 2 on the Isle of Man and this time we're heading onto the the trams of the Manx Electric Railway, starting at Douglas DEvry Castle heading north, along including at Laxey a trip up the Snaefell Mountain Railway ...
    This is part of the 'All The Stations - Ireland' Kickstarter, thanks to each and everyone of our backers for their support, and we hope you enjoy the signs and sounds of the Isle of Man Railways.

Comments • 250

  • proud 2 B Liberal
    proud 2 B Liberal 2 months ago

    You are such a cute couple

  • Tech Author
    Tech Author 2 months ago

    Enchanting. Reminds me of a funicular i did in Stans in Switzerland that couples with a cable car to climb the Stanserhorn.

  • Rob Chatfield
    Rob Chatfield 3 months ago

    That is exactly what Snaefell Summit's view is 363 days a year - misty cloud. Those Postcards showing a view of clear skies and distant lands of other Countries must be Photoshopped. More people have reported seeing Unicorns than taken a decent panoramic photo from the summit. Thanks for the travel stories Vicki and Geoff.

  • Michael Moreton
    Michael Moreton 5 months ago

    Be careful, I think Donald wants to buy the I of M

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  • alan 33uk Goldie
    alan 33uk Goldie 5 months ago

    I live on the island they replaced the tracks and road surface anyway it cracked up under weight ect the last ones lasted over a hundred years ffs expensive mistake whos to blame the ppl who layed it or the company supplying the tarmac mix? id be sick doing all work then having to replace it all hmmm back hander island over here tho

  • Neil Hendry
    Neil Hendry 5 months ago

    Wonderful. Loving this.

  • ThePeter971
    ThePeter971 5 months ago

    I'm so annoyed that I didn't know you were on the Isle of Man at the same time as me.
    Would've loved to spot you!

  • Andy Richards
    Andy Richards 5 months ago +1

    Brilliant. Revived memories of going up Snaefell and, like you, encountering low cloud. Fortunately, the sun burnt through that day.

  • DanielTheRanterVGCP
    DanielTheRanterVGCP 5 months ago

    I went on one of the Isle of man trams in crich

  • Henrys Adventures
    Henrys Adventures 5 months ago

    Looks like you had a great time! Regarding the trams being a bit like Pacers, what they should do is reopen the closed lines on the Isle of Man and use our redundant Pacers on them!

  • julie stockmeyer
    julie stockmeyer 6 months ago

    Brilliant! Simply brilliant!!!!

  • Nate Hill
    Nate Hill 6 months ago +1

    I find it kind of ironic that the mountain railway is double track pretty much all the way - except the terminus, where it drops down to single for the last 100 feet.

  • grbadalamenti
    grbadalamenti 6 months ago

    Funny you did not run into Ralfy the malt mate, the guy that reviews whiskies on TheXvid from Ramsey

  • pmailkeey
    pmailkeey 6 months ago

    Third rail braking ???? Electric railway ???? Why no regenerative braking ? !!!!

  • pmailkeey
    pmailkeey 6 months ago +1

    11:00 - so me rather unsympathetic points there !
    A bonus point for the lever actually showing which way they're set !

  • Tsass0
    Tsass0 6 months ago

    2,000 feet. it's only a hill

  • SigEpBlue
    SigEpBlue 6 months ago +2

    8:59 And I keep expecting BigClive to pop out from behind an electrical service panel, or maybe installing fairy lights on a hedgerow somewhere? Never can tell with him. LoL

  • Aidan6496
    Aidan6496 6 months ago

    Was the heavy organ use on the soundtrack in honour of Rick Wakeman?

  • Oli44Smithson
    Oli44Smithson 6 months ago

    My Dad used to work on the Isle of Man as a manager for all things transport. Just a fact to mention that when me and my mum were visiting him in 2013 (as we lived in UK and my Dad over in IOM) we went on the Snaefell mountain railway and coming down past laxey wheel the brakes failed on the central rail. My dad ended up rushing into the cab and assisted the driver to apply the emergency brake. We stopped just in time before crashing at Laxey.

  • Sander
    Sander 6 months ago +2

    Okay you've done it. I am going to the Isle of Man.

  • Thomas B
    Thomas B 6 months ago

    This video should have been called Bonus Bungalow, we all know it.

  • John Still John
    John Still John 6 months ago

    Were the MER seats as bad as I remember...?

  • Allan Redpath
    Allan Redpath 6 months ago

    Another great video. Trains or trams ?

  • Stephen Furley
    Stephen Furley 6 months ago +1

    Pity the mercury arc rectifiers have gone.

  • Dara Ó Cadhain
    Dara Ó Cadhain 6 months ago

    Any reason why the mountain railway drives on the wrong side of the track? Bizarre!

  • k Dean
    k Dean 6 months ago +2

    Lovely drone shot at beginning! 👍 Love the music! Great job at Ramsey Vicki, well done! 😊

  • Bob Cooper
    Bob Cooper 6 months ago +3

    at 11.00 there is the weirdest set of points but you didn't comment

  • Bob Cooper
    Bob Cooper 6 months ago

    why do the trams go on the wrong side?

  • Dónal O'Flynn
    Dónal O'Flynn 6 months ago

    Andrew is such a nice man! If he ever wants a change of job (I doubt it though) he should work for the tourist board 😃

  • Matthew Smith
    Matthew Smith 6 months ago

    Is the going to be a third leg?

  • David Collins
    David Collins 6 months ago

    5:42 "There's never a wrong weekend to come to the Isle of Man"... BUT you should have come last weekend/next weekend rather than this weekend!

  • Jeff Lanam
    Jeff Lanam 6 months ago

    In 2021, come to Colorado, when the Manatou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway is scheduled to re-open. I took it in the 90s before it closed for repair. It goes all the way to the top of Pikes Peak (14,115 feet or 4302 meters.) It's really windy there (and not much air.)

  • Dave Kirwin
    Dave Kirwin 6 months ago

    Lovely video guys - Snaefell was windy when we were there, but at least we had a view! Great to see IOM again and hear about the trams from Andrew. Tram to camera shot was sweet.

  • Castle Rock RAIL FAN
    Castle Rock RAIL FAN 6 months ago +1

    Awesome video All The Stations :)

  • Great hairy Fool
    Great hairy Fool 6 months ago

    What is the least used station in the Isle of Man?

  • Gregory Beach
    Gregory Beach 6 months ago

    Is it just me or is the quality of the video not great?

  • Pierre Stapley
    Pierre Stapley 6 months ago +1

    I like the additional lyrics in the end theme music. "....All of them".

  • Rog222
    Rog222 6 months ago

    Brilliant! Thanks Geoff and Vicki.

  • James Ballantyne
    James Ballantyne 6 months ago

    70 years older than pacers yet far better condition..

  • My Solo Travel
    My Solo Travel 6 months ago

    You should visit the model railway in Ridgeway Park in Chingford if you haven't already. It's been there for years and I've read it has links with Disney.

  • Ann Other
    Ann Other 6 months ago

    Classic episode guys

  • Jakob Lust
    Jakob Lust 6 months ago +2

    Can we just for a second appreciate Vicky's Kate Bush impression?

  • Jacob O'Sullivan
    Jacob O'Sullivan 6 months ago

    Great video. A pity you couldn’t make it to the beach at the Dhoon though, that is a truly beautiful spot

  • Leo Starrenburg
    Leo Starrenburg 6 months ago +2

    "¡ There's never a wrong weekend to come to Man !" Words of wisdom.

  • Dazzling Daz
    Dazzling Daz 6 months ago

    This mirrored exactly my time on the Isle of Man. Snaefell was foggy and windy, and I got off at Dhoon Glen to explore (though I went all the way to the bottom.). Can't wait to see the Laxey Wheel vid

  • Brian Gentle
    Brian Gentle 6 months ago

    Great fun video again. Interesting that the Snaefell Mountain Railway seems to keep right...

  • Trevor Austin
    Trevor Austin 6 months ago

    That was a very unusual turnout on the top of the Snaefell. It had a single switch blade rather than a normal pair of blades.

  • Spirit Warrior
    Spirit Warrior 6 months ago

    Awesome Video really enjoyed

  • Christopher Mason
    Christopher Mason 6 months ago

    9:01 Kate Bush!

  • Mirko C
    Mirko C 6 months ago

    So if anyone complains you used turnouts with too small radius on your model railway - the Snaefell Mountain Railway obviously has turnouts with no radius at all...

  • andysbg77
    andysbg77 6 months ago

    Please do also the Mount Snwdon Railway!!!

  • Steve Murray
    Steve Murray 6 months ago

    Wow, truly is a Beautiful Place and I always thought the Isle of Man was a crazy Bike race but now I know it's way much more,. great Place to Hang glide, lol. Thanks Again..

  • Gary Woolton
    Gary Woolton 6 months ago +3

    1893... Makes the Pacer look youthful.

  • Ben H
    Ben H 6 months ago

    great video

  • Andy Linton
    Andy Linton 6 months ago +3

    The Isle of Man is a fascinating place. And seems to have a micro-climate: any time I’ve been there the weather’s been lovely.

  • Paul Rhodes
    Paul Rhodes 6 months ago +3

    lovely work

  • Binary Signals
    Binary Signals 6 months ago

    This is the same railway which inspired Thomas The Tank Engine .

  • Stephen Dines
    Stephen Dines 6 months ago

    Wow, fantastic adventure.

  • Steve Russell
    Steve Russell 6 months ago

    As usual guys, brilliant stuff