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  • Year of opening: 1895
  • Length of Line: 4 ½ miles
  • Gauge: 3,6” feet
  • Number of stations, stops and halts: 3

The Snaefell Mountain Railway takes you on a journey winding high up into the Manx Hills to the Islands Highest Summit; Snaefell Mountain 2,036 feet above sea level. Along the journey unrivalled views of Laxey Valley and the Great Laxey Wheel can be taken in from the railway. At The Bungalow the railway crosses the world famous TT and MGP course. As the railway climbs higher the mountain scenery opens up as the railway spirals around Snaefell with far reaching views of the Sulby Valley and northern plains. Upon reaching the Summit you can take time to relax inside the Snaefell Summit Hotel or take a short walk to the peak of the Summit for a view of the ‘Seven Kingdoms’, The Kingdom of Mann, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and The Kingdoms of Heaven and Neptune.

Places of interest

  • Laxey Station for the Manx Electric Railway, Laxey Wheel and Great Laxey Mine Railway
  • The Bungalow for the Isle of Man TT Races and MGP
  • The Summit Hotel for panoramic views of the Isle of Man and beyond


Trams depart from Laxey Tram Station located in the centre of Laxey Village on the A2 Coast Road. Why not start your journey at Derby Castle or Ramsey and take the Manx Electric Railway to Laxey Station?




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Our Manx Electric Railway Volunteers offer a fascinating history of Snaefell Mountain Railway online