100 Words: Raad Yiarn Vannin

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Raad Yiarn Vannin is Manx for Isle of Man Railway, one of the last railways powered by steam locomotives.

When I was small our family  decamped every year to two B&B’s in Douglas, and every year the holiday was not complete without a train trip to Ramsey.

Modern Rapid Transit systems can’t compete with the smells and sounds of  iron giants rolling along their narrow gauge track.  We hung out of the windows, gathering smoke stains on our faces and waving to farmers, cattle, birds –  it didn’t matter who or what, we were having the time of our lives.

100 Words #364 – Picture from Wikipedia

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