A cow had to be put down on Tuesday after it was struck by a steam train.
The 3.58pm train from Port Erin to Douglas hit the animal on the line at Ballagawne, in Colby.
A Department of Community, Culture and Leisure spokesman said: ‘Despite doing an emergency stop, the train could not stop in time and the cow impacted with the engine’s buffer beam.
‘The farmer and a vet were immediately called to the scene, where sadly the cow had to be put down due to the nature of its injuries.’
The spokesman said the train ‘sustained minor damage to the buffer beam’ but was able to proceed after a 15-minute delay.
He added: ‘We can find no evidence of how the cow came to be on the track as the fencing is still intact.’
There were 91 passengers on board – none of whom were injured.