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Monday, 25 November 2013

Isle of Man Railways will be offering Ultimate Driving Experiences in 2014. 

The UDEs give members of the public the chance to drive one of the historic electric trams between Laxey and Ramsey or a steam locomotive between Castletown and Port Erin. The experience lasts a whole day with recipients given safety, history and theory briefings prior to getting to drive on the railways. 

UDE co-ordinator Marieanne Bridges explained:

‘UDEs make an amazing present for anyone looking for an unusual experience on the Island’s heritage railways. This year was the first time experiences were offered on the steam railway and they have proved enormously popular. Next year will be the fifth season we have arranged them on the Electric Railway. Due to operational requirements there are limited dates available for UDEs and bookings are made on a first come, first served basis. 

‘This really is the ultimate present for the boys who thought they had played with all the toys.’ 

For more information and to book Ultimate Driving Experiences contact Marieanne via email or telephone: +44 1624 697419. 

Other IoM Railways products that make great gifts are 2014 railcards and resident’s tickets, Traveller’s Companion booklets and the IoM Railways 2014 scenic calendar. All can be purchased from the Welcome Centre at Douglas Sea Terminal, telephone +44 1624 662525.

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