Facebook X YouTube Instagram Pinterest NetGalley
Google Books previews are unavailable because you have chosen to turn off third party cookies for enhanced content. Visit our cookies page to review your cookie settings.

Isle of Man Transport: A Colour Journey in Time (Hardback)

Steam Railways, Ships, and Road Services Buses

Colour Books Photographic Books Transport > Buses Transport > Trains & Railways Transport > Trams World History

By Martin Jenkins, Charles Roberts
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
Pages: 157
ISBN: 9781473862470
Published: 19th September 2017



You'll be £25.00 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Isle of Man Transport: A Colour Journey in Time. What's this?
+£4.99 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £40
(click here for international delivery rates)

Order within the next 7 hours, 54 minutes to get your order processed the next working day!

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates

Other formats available - Buy the Hardback and get the eBook for free! Price
Isle of Man Transport: A Colour… ePub (38.2 MB) Add to Basket £10.00

This stunning selection of colour views, dating from the period 1953-1980, includes most of the vessels operated during this period by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company and The Ramsey Steamship Company. Passenger boats and freighters are seen at ports on the island and on the mainland.

There is comprehensive coverage of the Peel, Ramsey and Port Erin lines operated by the Isle of Man Railway with some outstanding views taken during the 1950s, together with excellent portraits of most of the locomotives, as well carriages, vans, wagons, lorries, stations, staff and signal boxes. Also covered are Douglas Station and its environs, St John's junction and the Sunday 'specials' to Braddan. Many of the rich mix of bus types operated by the railway subsidiary, Isle of Man Road Services, are seen in a variety of locations. Included are some of the vehicles delivered just before and shortly after the Second World War.

There are good views of the fascinating Ramsey Pier Tramway and its unusual rolling stock, as well as rare scenes taken as early as 1953 on the Groudle Glen Railway. For anyone who loves the Isle of Man and its wealth of vintage transport, this book provides a remarkable trip down memory lane and a colourful reminder of some of its lost glories. The book is dedicated to the memory of John McCann who took brilliant colour views on the island starting in 1953.

It is surprising that such a small place has so many means of transport, some of them very picturesque. This book is essential if you want to know the isle of Man, since in addition to the means of transport are also portrayed several places of the island.

Read the full Spanish review here

Unos Cuantos Trenes

An excellent road, rail and sea colour journey through time.

Evergreen, Spring 2018

Presents a nostalgic and interesting picture of how the country tackled the task of moving goods and people around the island.

Trucking, March 2018 – reviewed by Andy Stewart

A masterpiece.

Read the Spanish review here.

José Manuél Rico Cortés (Mister JM) - Miniaturas JM

This splendid book takes you on a wonderfully nostalgic journey all round and over this rugged island in lovely photographs.

Classic Bus

As featured by

Buses, December 2017

Anyone with an interest in the Manx lines will greatly enjoy this book.

Narrow Gauge World, November-December 2017

Packed with high quality Kodak pictures from the ‘50s onwards.

Naturally it covers the railways, but there’s also a lovely section about shipping alongside plenty of fascinating bus views.

Generally the pictures are one-to-a-page, so you can spend hours looking at the detail, while the captions are fulsome too.

The Whisperer enjoys, and thinks you might too!

RouteOne, October 18th 2017

About Martin Jenkins

MARTIN JENKINS was born and educated on Merseyside and has had a lifelong interest in all forms of transport, most particularly Glasgow trams. Starting in the 1990s, he researched, directed and narrated over 100 best-selling, transport-related DVDs for Online Video. He was the first chairman of UK charity Online Transport Archive, and is still a trustee. For much of his professional life he was a drama director with the BBC and today still works as a freelance director, lecturer and performer. He has now authored or co-authored over 20 transport-related books.

About Charles Roberts

CHARLES ROBERTS was born in Wirral, Merseyside, and worked in the bus industry in London, the Midlands and the North East. From 1989 until 2017, he lectured in transport and logistics subjects at Liverpool John Moores University, latterly heading the MSc and BSc programmes in Maritime Management and Logistics. A keen and much-travelled transport enthusiast and photographer, he is currently the Chairman of Online Transport Archive, and has co-authored a range of books based on material held by the Archive.

More titles by Martin Jenkins

More titles by Charles Roberts

Customers who bought this title also bought...

Other titles in Pen & Sword Transport...