Laxey Mines Railway - Isle of Man
The Great Laxey Mine Railway was originally built to serve the Great Laxey Lead Mine. The railway is a 19 Inch (483mm) gauge railway which runs from the old mine entrance to the former washing floors, passing through the only remaining railway runnel on the Isle of Man. Volunteers restored the line (re-building the shed on the exact footprint of the former building) and the line reopened for passenger trips in 2004. The line has three replica locomotives 'Ant' and 'Bee' are both steam locomotives built in 2004 and 'Wasp' is a 1973 built Clayton Diesel Engine. Passengers are able to travel in specially converted wagons which see people seated sideways inside narrow coaching stock. Travel on the line is covered by the Isle of Man 'Go Explore' ticket which can be purchased in advance online or from Island Outlets.