Posted: Oct 8, 2020 @ 13:10:14 by Steve Frost, European Editor
For many years, Douglas had been stored under a plastic cover alongside No.5 Mona because of asbestos lagging on the boilers. The frames and tanks were moved to Port Erin carriage shed in August 2020. The boiler, after removal of asbestos, remains at Douglas. It is not clear what will happen next.
Posted: Mar 5, 2008 @ 02:03:55 by Steve Frost
The Isle of Man was always 2-4-0T country, with very rare exceptions. The Isle of Man Railway favoured Beyer Peacock's locos. Several series of these exist, from the pioneer locos right up to the last IoMR loco, 'Mannin'. No 9, 'Douglas' is one of the later Victorian batch of 1896 and is shown here stored in the shed at Douglas. The Beyer Peacock characteristics are all there - the outside framed bogie, the lack of a bunker behind the cab and the angled cylinders.