Snaefell Mountain Railway – 125th Anniversary

This set of six delightful stamps have been designed to represent the 125th anniversary of the Snaefell Mountain Railway, a picturesque and historic transport route that ascends the highest peak of our Island, Snaefell.

Designed by EJC Design, this set of six stamps beautifully illustrate the historical Snaefell Mountain Railway route in the year of its 125th anniversary. 

The Stamps

1st: This historical stamp portrays the opening day of the Snaefell Mountain Railway on 21st August 1895

EU: Depicts Tram number 1 approaching the Bungalow; the famous landmark on the TT course. The summit of Snaefell can be spotted in the background.

Large: This picturesque stamp displays Tram number 6 at Lhergy Veg. This image conveys the landscape and breath-taking views found along the railway.

RoW: This stamp shows Tram number 5 as it passes the statue of a Laxey Miner at Mines Road, Laxey. The Laxey station marks the beginning of the ascent to the peak of Snaefell

£1.82:  This stamp displays the evening service Tram number 5 as it approaches the summit at Snaefell. Conveyed through the image is the height to which the tram limbs to the peak of the mountain, as cloud cover can be seen in the backdrop.

£1.92: Displayed is the opening of the Snaefell summit Hotel, shortly after its construction in 1905. The aforementioned hotel hosted many guests and to this day is a popular venue for dining nights.