Trolleys and Trains

Trolleys and Trains

I’ve been struck by the number of Trolley Bus Museums that belong to the Association of Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums In response, I have put together a short programme that uses the Manchester gateway and includes visits to the Isle of Man, rides on the 21st century tram service in Manchester and a special visit to the National Tram Museum at Crich in Derbyshire.  Tour highlights include:

  • Metrolink Tram transfer into central Manchester
  • An afternoon ride on a Heaton Park electric trams running on a stretch of track dating back to the early 1900s.
  • A steam filled day at the East Lancs and the Keighley and Worth Valley Railways
  • A side trip to Blackpool for a special day on their famous trams.
  • 2 nights on the Isle of Man highlighted by:
  • A steam train ride from Port Erin to Douglas
  • A horse drawn ride along the Promenade
  • The narrow gauge railway at Groudle Glen
  • A round trip on the Snaefel Mountain Railway
  • A visit to Birkenhead, Liverpool the historic home of the first street tramway in Europe.
  • A VIP scenic journey through a period street and into the open countryside at the National Tram Museum at Crich in Derbyshire.