Snae Fell Mountain Railway, Isle of Man

Number of views as of 5th July 2014 = 1325.

Car number 2 approaching the terminus at the summit of Snae Fell on the Isle of Man, 2036 feet above sea level.

When clear, it is said that the mountain offers views of Six Kingdoms – the island itself, Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales and Heaven above.

The 5 mile line was opened in 1895 and operates with 6 identical cars. It joins the Manx Electric Railway at Laxey.

The mast on the left is part of the NATS (National Air Traffic Services) radio station situated on top of the mountain.

During the winter months, the power lines for the electric railway are removed to protect them from damage by icing and NATS staff are transported up and down the mountain by smaller private railcars.

Date: 2nd August 2009.

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Hello and thankyou for visiting my portfolio.

The name RedHillDigital comes from the area where I live (Redhill, in the town of Bournemouth, in the county of Dorset on the South Coast of England), plus my interest in Digital photography.

My real name is Howard and I’m always pleased to receive feedback on my work.

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 5 years ago

    Great capture Howard, it looks rather bleak up there …

  • Thanks Tom, it can be, but it was clear when we were up there – great views all around the island but we could not see as far as Scotland on this occasion.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 5 years ago

    Nice shot Howard.

  • Many thanks Jason.

    – RedHillDigital

  • David Smith
    David Smithalmost 5 years ago
    A place to visit Howard,your photo shop must be chockers now with all of the good photography you have taken,Regards Dave.
  • Thanks for your comment Dave. I did invest in a 1 Terabyte backup disk a few months ago!

    – RedHillDigital

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago

    Ground transportation vehicles built prior to and including 1949
    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture
    many thanks from
    Tina & Fino

  • Many thanks Martina.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 1 year ago

    Nice shot Howard. – Ted

  • Thanks very much Ted.

    – RedHillDigital

  • McGaffus
    McGaffusabout 1 year ago

  • Many thanks for the feature John.

    – RedHillDigital

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