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

Steam Railways, Ships, and Road Services Buses

Local History Transport History Photo Books Colour Books Trains and Railways Trams and Buses

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

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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.

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

From the early 1960s, Martin Jenkins took colour slides during the dying days of steam. In 1989 he directed a documentary for BBC Radio 4, To China for Steam. He has also directed and voiced many transport DVDs, as well as authoring and co-authoring books on trams, buses, ferries, railways and his home area of Merseyside.


About Charles Roberts

Charles Roberts was born in Wirral, Merseyside, and worked in the bus industry in London, the Midlands and the North East. Since 1989, he has lectured in transport and logistics subjects at Liverpool John Moores University, where he now heads the MSc and BSc programmes in Maritime Management and Logistics. He is currently the Chairman of Online Transport Archive.

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