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wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
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  A picture of a fallen pole  
  Power, Poles &
Platelaying;
Keeping the Manx Electric
Railway on Track
 
  The Manx Electric and Snaefell
Mountain Railways are famed for
being pioneering ventures in electric
traction in the British Isles. Over the
years their fleets of historic trams
have continued in service with
relatively few apparent changes.
 
  The infrastructure which supports
their operation is a very different
matter. Developing technology,
modern techniques, and changing
attitudes to the working environment
have all affected the operation and
maintenance of the heritage railways.
The Victorian and Edwardian
tramcars have changed little in
appearance, but are now supported
by twenty-first century railway
practices.
 
  This book examines the civil,
structural and electrical engineering
needed to support the railways.
It covers the railway as originally
constructed, major upgrades and
continuing maintenance, and
includes some of the details of
the changing circumstances and
regulations in which these
well-loved railways continue
to operate.
 
   
   
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Click on any of the catalogue heading buttons below to view books in this section.
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A Manx A-B-C-Dery
A Brief History Of the Isle of Man (Revised)
Manx Electric Railway: Past & Present
A Young Manx History
By Whing to Port Soderick
Three Legs Good
Things to do with Vikings
Stops Along the Manx Electric Railway
Tim's Wars
A Cog in the Wheel
Invading America
Dear Ray

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My Year as Manx Bard
Tim's Wars
What Nobody Sees
A Cog in the Wheel
Invading America
Dear Ray

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Power, Poles & Platelaying
The Really Big Surprise
Stick to Safety
Something on the Line
Manx Electric Railway: Past & Present
By Whing to Port Soderick
Stops Along the Manx Electric Railway

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The Really Big Surprise
Stick to Safety
Something on the Line
A Young Manx History
Things to do with Vikings

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A Manx A-B-C-Dery
Two Fish for the Summit
Mann with Altitude
Three Legs Good
Things to do with Vikings
Sites & Stories
A De-tailed Account of Manx Cats

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My Year as Manx Bard
Sites & Stories
What Nobody Sees


 
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