Floodwater leaves scars on hillside

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Laxey resident Steve Partington took these pictures of the Snaefell mountain railway when he took a walk on Sunday.

He told the Manx Independent: ‘We weren’t out looking for damage, we just went out for a walk and came upon it. As you can see from the photographs, it’s not far up from the Laxey Wheel. You can see where the rush of water has washed stuff away and down on to the railway tracks. It got worse as you went further up.

‘There’s obviously been an awful lat of water. I’m no engineer but it looked like a lot of stones all over the tracks that will need clearing at least.’

The railway is set to reopen for the summer season on Thursday, March 24.

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