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DCCL to request £350,000 for new diesel engine

Wed, 20 Jun 2012

It seems the Isle of Man is ever nearer to securing a new train for the Steam Railway after months of controversy surrounding the subject.

In a revised proposal Department of Community, Culture and Leisure Minister Tim Crookall will now request £350,000 at next month's sitting of Tynwald.

This is to purchase a second-hand diesel train as opposed to a brand new one at twice the cost.

Speaking to ENERGY FM, Mr Crookall said it was essential the department bought the new engine but admitted the subject has been a contentious issue over recent months:

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