Weekly Exhibit

A timetable from 50 years ago for the Isle of Man Steam Railway covering the line from Douglas to Port Erin. This was the first year of operation of the line following the five year period that the railway was leased to Lord Ailsa. During the lease period, passenger services to Peel and Ramsey were withdrawn in 1968 and never re-instated. The Port Erin service operated in 1972, 1973 and 1974, but ran on only the south part of the line in 1975 and 1976. Services to Douglas were restored in 1977. In January 1978 the railway was nationalised, marking the end of the independent Isle of Man Railway Company.