Into the clouds

Into the clouds

[ May 2014 ] The second historical and pretty train we took in Isle of Man was Snaefell Mountain Railway.

It goes from Laxey up to the top of Snaefell, the only mountain in the island.

The weather was bad and the view was slowly disappearing in the fog.

In the end we were totally in the cloud.

The conducter was expraining we could have seen this and that if the weather had been clear, but we could not see a thing.

It was fantastic and I enjoyed it a lot.

After about half an hour we arrived at the top, which is only 621 metre high, but we felt we were somewhere much higher than that.

The passengers were only 6 of us, that helped us to feel as if we were on a ghost train going into another world.

But when we went into the cafe on the top, I got surprised to see very many people, mainly older ones.

I wondered where they came from…

According to the conducter, the chances to be able to see the nice view was 60 – 70%.

But he said that you can see England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales from here only twice a month or so.

They started building this railway in 1895 and it took only 7 months to finish it.