Snaefell – A mountain and a Railway by Andrew Scarffe
Author : Andrew Scarffe
Format : Softback, 29.7cm x 21cm
Pages : 160
Late June 2020
Publisher : Isle of Man Transport
The Snaefell Mountain Railway was the first mountain railway in the British Isles.
Opened in August 1895, it was built in only eight months by pioneering Victorian engineers at a time when electric traction was in its infancy.
Today, the Victorian tramcars still climb to Snaefell’s summit, 2036 feet above sea level, where the mountain scenery and views are unrivalled.
This book tells the story of the Snaefell Mountain Railway and also of the mountain itself. It recalls the history of the railway, from the first attempts to build a steam railway to the summit through to the present day. The rich social history of the mountain, mining, folklore and wildlife is described.
It is illustrated throughout with colour and black and white photographs, many of which have not previously been published.
Due to be published 19th June 2020 – available to pre-order.