Going loco at pouring money down the train

Manx Independent, June 9, 2016

Manx Independent, June 9, 2016

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A custom-built railway locomotive bought as new has been out of service for a whole year now.

The green machine, unkindly nicknamed The Cabbage, had only hauled 34 passenger trains since it was delivered at the end of 2013. It’s already had to have a new engine fitted and now we’ve learned that expressions of interest are being sought for more major repairs to be carried out. But at what cost?

The full story makes the front page of this week’s Manx Independent.

Inside, we go behind the scenes of the TT and reveal how staff at the Manx Disabled Workshop have been working late into the night engraving all the trophies ready for winners to take home.

The Steam Packet has announced the number of race fans it’s brought the island this year has dropped.

A teenage rapist has been told he must serve part of his sentence in the adult jail.

Douglas Post Office is on the move and we report how a man went on a drunken rampage in Strand Street, smashing shop windows.

Isle of Man-based entrepreneur Jim Mellon tells Business News that it would be ‘madness’ for the UK to stay in the EU.

Island Life has a picture special on two big TT events in the south of the island – Port Erin TT Day and the vintage tractor rally in Port St Mary.

And, of course, our sports pages feature all the latest TT action.

The Manx Independent is in the shops now.

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