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The narrow-gauge two-track electric railway twists and turns, climbing steeply out of Douglas alongside the road, the sea visible over the cliffs.A simple change of tram at Laxey station gets you onto the Snaefell Mountain Railway. The Steam Railway station is at the south end of town, just inland from the Sea Terminal.You can just turn up at the port and show your train & ferry ticket as there's almost always spaces available, but I recommend calling the Io M Steam Packet Company on 01624 661 661, say you have a Sail Rail ticket and ask their friendly staff to make you a foot passenger reservation on your chosen ferry departure(s). If you have any problems booking online, book by phone: 08719 774 222 It's a well-kept secret! This is a Virgin Trains 125 mph Pendolino train boarding at London Euston.
Complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits, and at-seat food and drinks service.
The Manx Electric Railway runs every 30-60 minutes from mid-morning to late afternoon, taking 30 minutes to Laxey and 1 hour 15 minutes to Ramsey. There's a small ticket office, and a pub next to the terminus if you need refreshment.
Each tram has one enclosed car and one open-sided car.
Afterwards, you can enjoy a cup of tea and a chat with the speaker and fellow members of the Society.
They are open to the public free of charge, and visitors are welcome.