This official film provides a definitive history of the only Victorian Railway system in the world which is still in full working order. The Isle of Man Steam and Electric Railways are featured here in graphic detail, utilising exclusive archive film showing the early workings of the long forgotten Prospect Hill Cable Cars and the Douglas Head Tram Cars, as well as the early days of the Steam and Snaefell Mountain Railways. In addition to the extensive archive footage the programme takes us on board the restored electric railway from Douglas to Ramsey via Laxey and the dramatic ascent to Snaefell with its spectacular views over the Island. We also travel on the Steam Railway through the picturesque countryside to Port Erin visiting the Railway Museum with its extensive range of memorabilia and artefacts. Railways of the Isle of Man provides a fascinating insight and a lasting memento of one of the worlds truly unique transport systems.
- The Douglas Cable Cars - The Douglas Horse Trams - The Falcon Cliff Cable Car Lift - The Electric Railway: Douglas to Snaefell via Laxey - The Electric Railway: Laxey to Ramsey - The Laxey Water Wheel - The Steam Railway - Douglas to Port Erin