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A short celebration of the Groudle Glen Railway, on the 125th anniversary of its opening.

Opened as a Victorian tourist attraction in 1896, the narrow gauge railway runs along the picturesque Groudle Glen in Onchan to the end of the line overlooking the sea, where a zoo used to stand at Sea Lion Rocks. Operated since 1982 entirely by volunteers, the continued running of this wonderful Victorian steam railway is an amazing achievement.

On 23 May 2021 it celebrated its 125th birthday, at which this film was made, with thanks to the kindness and generosity of the volunteers of the Groudle Glen Railway (ggr.org.uk/).