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One of the well-kept secrets of the Isle of Man is the road clinging to the cliffs between the capital Douglas and the small cove which is Port Soderick three miles to the south. Offering breathtaking views of the sea and seals, the way is peaceful and remote.
It comes as quite a shock to learn that this foot and cycle path played a major part not only in the Manx tourist industry, but also in the history of transport as a whole. The Douglas Southern Electric Tramway, opened as a tourist railway before many places had electricity, never mind tramways (or even tourists). It must have been an incredible ride.
Sadly, apart from the walkway itself, little of the tourist bustle now remains. By Whing to Port Soderick provides a glimpse of the fun they used to have, and the unique place this remarkable tramway has in transport history.
ISBN - 978-1-908060-12-9
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