Isle of Man Post Office will issue a brand new set of six stamps on 25th June 2020 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the first mountain railway in the British Isles.
The Snaefell Mountain Railway climbs from Laxey to the summit of Snaefell, the Isle of Man’s only mountain, 2036 feet above sea level. Built by pioneering Victorian engineers, its trams were powered by electricity, a technology then very much in its infancy. Very few British cities or towns had electric trams at this time; an electric tramway climbing a mountain was without doubt state of the art technology. Perhaps even more remarkable, the railway is still in active operation today and is little changed from those Victorian times.
For full information on the stamp issue visit www.iompost.com/snaefell
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