Queen's Pier Tramway

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Queen's Pier Tramway, 1972

The Queen's Pier Tramway was a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge line that once operated the entire length of the Queen's Pier in Ramsey on the Isle of Man.[1]

Rolling stock[edit]

Originally operated by two hand-propelled carts for propelling of luggage, it was later used by a Planet diesel locomotive and carriage, and later still by a railcar.

Closure[edit]

The line proved popular until 1971 when the steamers ceased to call at the pier. Upon closure of the pier in 1985 the rolling stock was removed to a small museum at the local tram station apart from the long disused luggage cart that remained on site. The "Planet" locomotive is preserved at Jurby Transport Museum.

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Coordinates: 54°19′10″N 4°22′15″W / 54.3194°N 4.3707°W / 54.3194; -4.3707