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New train set to arrive on the Island

Sat, 02 Nov 2013

The new locomotive
The new locomotive

A new diesel train which has been built for the Isle of Man Railways will arrive here next month – costing the taxpayer £400,000.

The Department of Community, Culture and Leisure says it's good value for money – as the price included the design, build and shipping of the locomotive.

Substituting the old Viking diesel, it's set to become the fleet's multi-use workhorse as a maintenance train, fire train and a recovery train for others that have broken down.

Minister Graham Cregeen says the Island got a good deal:


  • Graham Cregeen
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