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The Train Now Departing

Steam on the Isle of Man

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 11 months

First transmitted in 1988, this programme explores the history of the narrow-gauge steam locomotive network that has served the Isle of Man since the 1870s. 'One disadvantage of train sets is that they aren't big enough.' So says Anthony Smith, who narrates the story of the Isle of Man's steam network.Steam engines might have been phased out decades ago but, thanks to local volunteers, the Isle of Man's lines have been restored and preserved for the pleasure of thousands of holidaymakers each year. Show less

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