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The 33rd on the Mountain and only 72 days to TT 2015.

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33rd Milestone TT Course © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Happy New Year

Kates Cottage on the world famous TT Course and only 149 days to go to TT 2015 🙂

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Kates Cottage © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A good coat of snow at Halewood’s Height on the TT Course yesterday morning and only 168 days to TT 2015.

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Hailwood Height on the TT Course © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Snaefell Mountain Railway, Electric Tram number 3 crossing the road at the Bungalow.

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Electric Tram Number 3 © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The bottom of Barregarrow the next left hander is in to Westwood then on to the straight towards Douglas Road Corner in Kirk Michael (all in all a very fast section of the course).

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Bottom of Barragarrow on the TT Course © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This quaint Wesleyan Chapel which is on the TT Course prior to Kirk Michael was first established in 1880.

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Barregarrow Wesleyan Chapel © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Alpine looking good this morning on the TT Course.

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Alpine Cottage © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Silly Moos Campsite or better known at Ballakillingan Farm on the TT Course at Lezayre.

I just love the wall decor on this farm entrance (only on the Isle of Man springs to mind) 🙂

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Silly Moos ay Lezayre © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This lovely little pub is the only Pub in the Village and stands on the TT Course at Ballaugh Bridge, however according to my Manx book called ‘Manannan’s Isle’ by David Craine Ballaugh boasted a staggering 17 Pubs and 1 Hotel in 1830.

The image was captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped  in Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud.

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The Raven in Ballaugh © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Spotted this Helicopter G-IDEB the other night parked up at Alpine Cottage on the TT Course, this helicopter is one of two that are used for medical emergencies for the TT.

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 DSLR Camera with a Nikon 18-105 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens, cropped and resized in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Airmed at Isle of Man TT 2013 - © Peter Killey

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On the old Northern Railway Line at Ballacrye just North of Ballaugh Village is the Ballacrye Level Crossing Gatehouse, this building is where the gate keeper and his family lived;

The duties of the gatekeeper were arduous, as laid down by the Isle of Man Company in 1922 (Link to Ballaugh Heritage Trust)

  1. The gates were to be kept closed except to allow traffic to pass.
  2. Gates to be closed to the horse road five minutes before a train was due.
  3. Special trains had to give a prolonged whistle for crossings.
  4. A red board by day and three red lights at night to denote that a special train followed. Two red lights denoted a light engine following. These to be displayed on read of train or engines, special to pass within 15 minutes.
  5. A red board by day or red light at night hung on the front of the train denoted that a special train was to arrive shortly from the opposite direction.

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Ballacrye Gate House - © Peter Killey

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Set back from the road between Ballig Bridge and Laurel Bank on the TT Course is this lovely entrance gate to “The Beary”, I have drove past this entrance so many times but I have never seen it until the other day!

The image was captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped  in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Beary Farm at Ballig - © Peter Killey

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