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Random Photographs from the Isle of Man and the British Isles

Calf of Man

Calf of Man (Manx: Yn Cholloo), is a 618-acre (250 ha) island (almost 1 square mile), off the southwest coast of the Isle of Man. It is separated from the Isle of Man by a narrow stretch of water called the Calf Sound. Like the nearby rocky islets of Chicken Rock and...

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Laxey Wheel

The Laxey Wheel (also known as Lady Isabella) is a large waterwheel built into the hillside above the village of Laxey in the Isle of Man. Designed by Robert Casement, the wheel has a 72-foot-6-inch (22.1 m) diameter, is 6 feet (1.8 m) wide and revolves at...

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2 NOL Steam Locomotives

Some old slides of 2 NOL Steam Locomotives. This is just a small selection of the many photos owned by Tony Wilson of the 2 NOL Steam Locomotives that he has in stock in his shop here in Laxey in the Isle of Man. If you would like to order some the please either...

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Class 4200 Steam Locomotive

The Great Western Railway (GWR) 4200 Class is a class of 2-8-0T steam locomotives. After the GWR took over operations and then absorbed the various South Wales based railways from the late 1800s, operational practice on most was defined by moving heavy coal trains on...

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Class 4300 Steam Trains

The Great Western Railway (GWR) 4300 Class is a class of 2-6-0 (mogul) steam locomotives, designed by G.J. Churchward for mixed traffic duties. Three hundred and forty two examples were built from 1911-1932. This is just a small selection of the many photos owned by...

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Class 4500 Steam Trains

They were designed as small mixed traffic branch locomotives, mainly used on branch lines. The design was based on the earlier 4400 Class, but with larger driving wheels and altered wheel spacing. This gave them extra speed — capable of 60 mph (97 km/h) in service.[1]...

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Class 5100 Steam Trains

The Great Western Railway (GWR) GWR 5100 Class (known as the 3100 class between 1912 and 1927) was a class of 2-6-2T side tank steam locomotives. It was the first of a series of broadly similar classes used principally for suburban passenger services. The class was...

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ROD Class Steam Trains

The Railway Operating Division (ROD) ROD 2-8-0 is a type of 2-8-0 steam locomotive which was the standard heavy freight locomotive operated in Europe by the ROD during the First World War. The Great Western Railway bought 20 ROD locos in 1919 and a further 80 in 1925....

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Misc. Buses

Some old slides of Misc. Buses from all around the British Isles. This is just a small selection of the many photos owned by Tony Wilson of Misc. Buses from around the British Isles that he has in stock in his shop here in Laxey in the Isle of Man. If you would like...

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Taff Vale 0-6-2T Steam Trains

The Taff Vale Railway O2 class was a class of 0-6-2T steam tank locomotives designed by Tom Hurry Riches and introduced to the Taff Vale Railway in 1899. All were withdrawn from traffic between 1926 and 1928. One locomotive, GWR 426 (TVR 85) was sold to the National...

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GWR Class 5700 Steam Locomotive

The Great Western Railway (GWR) 5700 Class, or 57xx class, is a class of 0-6-0 pannier tank steam locomotive, built between 1929 and 1950. 863 were built, making them the most prolific class of the GWR, and one of the most numerous classes of British steam locomotive....

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Dean and District Trams

Just a few old photos of the Dean and District transportation that is available. This is just a small selection of the many photos owned by Tony Wilson of the Dean and District that he has in stock in his shop here in Laxey in the Isle of Man. If you would like to...

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Devon Buses (Misc.)

Some old slides of Buses from the county of Devon. This is just a small selection of the many photos owned by Tony Wilson of the Buses from around the Devon County that he has in stock in his shop here in Laxey in the Isle of Man. If you would like to order some the...

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Isle of Man Steam Railways

The Isle of Man Railway is a Narrow gauge (3ft / 914mm) steam-operated railway connecting Douglas with Castletown and Port Erin and is 15.3 miles (24.6 km) long. It is the remainder of what was a much larger network (over 46 miles (74 km)) that also served the western...

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Poole Park Railway

In 1949 Southern Miniature Railways Ltd started this 10.25” gauge railway. They also operated miniature railways in Stokes Bay, Bognor Regis and Southsea. The only one to survive to present times is Poole Park.

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Manx Electric Railway

The Manx Electric Railway is an electric tram service connecting Douglas, Laxey and Ramsey in the Isle of Man. It connects with the Douglas Bay Horse Tram Service in Douglas, and with the Snaefell Mountain Railway at Laxey station. The line is undulating and passes...

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London Transport Buses

London Transport and it's Red Buses has been one of the largest Bus networks in the United Kingdom since the conception of the bus and the images of the Route Master buses has lived on to this day as the iconic look of the London Transport system. This is just a small...

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Glasgow Corporation Tramways

Glasgow Corporation Tramways were formerly one of the largest urban tramway systems in Europe with over 1000 municipally-owned trams serving the city operating over 100 route miles (160 route kilometres) by 1922. The system closed in 1962 and was the last city tramway...

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