Polar Bear and the Groudle Glen Railway
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Published by Brockham Museum Association in Haywards Heath, West Sussex .
Written in English

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StatementC.G. Down and D.H. Smith.
LC ClassificationsMLCS 84/16727 (T)
The Physical Object
Pagination40 p. :
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2823129M
ISBN 100950472026
LC Control Number83839144

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It was a very successful visit with large numbers of visitor, enthusiasts and locals alike visiting the railway to travel along the line behind both Sea Lion and Polar Bear operating two trains, passing on the headland loop as they would have done during the heyday of the original line. "This book outlines the history of the Groudle Glen Railway from opening in to closure in and tells the story of its reconstruction and reopening in the 's. Although only three quarters of a mile in the length, the railway pioneered the concept of the 'pleasure' railway and has, remarkably, used four different type of motive power - steam, electric, petrol and diesel! Happily, "Sea Lion" and "Polar Bear" have since been reunited at Groudle on three occasions though it is doubted that "Polar Bear" will ever permanently return. Due to "Polar Bear" now having a home in Sussex, the GGR has begun building a replica of the engines to become another sister for "Sea Lion".Author: Sam Brandist. Groudle Glen Railway. The Groudle Glen Railway on the Isle of Man is a 2 ft ( mm) gauge tourist railway opened in It was originally worked by a single locomotive supplied by W.G. Bagnall, called Sea Lion. The railway proved popular, and in a second, slightly larger version of the same design was ordered from Bagnall. This locomotive was named Polar Bear.

The Groudle Glen Railway is a 2 ft ( mm) narrow gauge railway near Onchan in the Isle of Man, on the boundary of Onchan and Lonan, which is owned and operated by a small group of enthusiastic volunteers and operates on summer Sundays; May to September and Wednesday evenings in July and August along with a number of annual special events. The Groudle Glen Railway – This 2 foot gauge line was opened on 23 may and ran from the upper part of the glen, Lhen Coan, to the zoo at Sea Lion Rocks and was operated by one engine, built by Bagnall,called "Sea Lion ", and three a 2nd loco named "Polar Bear", and additional coaches were during the first world war, when the railway reopened. Groudle Glen Railway is affectionately known as “The Line that goes Uphill to the Sea." This unique line was built in by Richard Maltby Broadbent as part of the new Groudle Glen pleasure grounds. It ran as a tourist attraction until the early ’s when it fell into disrepair, and during the ’s the line was scrapped and the. May 27th saw the celebration of Groudle Glen Railway's 30th year in Preservation. The day saw trains hauled by Annie and repainted diesel Dolphin. Battery loco Polar Bear with part rebuilt steam loco Sea Lion were on display, both at Lhen Coan and Sea Lion Rocks.

  Publisher: Saddletank Books ISBN: Size: 25 X 20cm Softback Price: £ My collection of Manx railway books is pretty impressive but the latest addition might be one of the most unusual. Aimed at children, Polar Bear and Sea Lion accurately tells the story of how the Groudle Glen Railway came about. A while ago I started working on a body kit of the Groudle Glens Polar Bear as a personal project for my O9 layout, however I never got around to ordering the body and as such Ive had the chassis sat doing nothing. Interest perked up when I saw the small Tsugawa chassis popping up on the fo. In Annie appeared on the railway. This had been built by a Groudle Glen volunteer as a replica of a T Bagnall built in for the Gentle Annie tramway in New Zealand, and is mechanically similar to the original Polar Bear. In , a battery electric loco was purchased and named Polar Bear.   Initially, there were two steam engines - “Sea Lion” and “Polar Bear”. At its peak the Groudle Glen Railway carried , passengers each year. The train ran out to the rocks by the sea where there was a tea room and a small zoo, the highlights being, funnily enough, sea lions and two polar bears, hence the names of the steam engines.