Groudle Glen and Crogger - Isle of Man
The Groudle Glen Railway and Sea Lion Tea Rooms are situated in a small picturesque glen, just north of Douglas on the Isle of Man. The railway is a Manx charity and operated solely operated by volunteers. The railway first operated in Victorian times and was opened in 1896 with the railway leading from the heart of the Groudle Glen (a short walk from the Manx Electric Railway Station) where a one mile long railway once took passengers to the Zoo which was located on the headland. Steam trains on this Victorian tourist attraction run from the tree lined glen out onto the clifftops, where you can visit our visitor centre and enjoy afternoon tea in stunning surroundings. The railway has its own Website and often has unique Island Entertainment at the Tea Rooms which brings many passengers to the line. The current band of volenteers are caring for and restoring original locomotives which once operated on the line as well as obtaining news locomotives and rolling stock.
Crogga Valley Railway
The Crogga Valley Railway is a private narrow gauge railway set in the grounds of a country house, the line operates from Crogga Heights (next to the Isle of Man Steam Railway) around a large lake to Lakeside Station. The grounds and railway are private, but visits can be arranged via the Crogga Valley Railway Facebook Page or on one of the public running days which operate several times a year.