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Heritage and private railways - speed limits

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I believe the Isle of Man railways, while not having quite so relaxed an attitude to speed limits as say the mountain road, also do not have to adhere to 25mph.

If they should be sticking to 25mph, then what can I say - they're very naughty :lol:
 
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I believe the Isle of Man railways, while not having quite so relaxed an attitude to speed limits as say the mountain road, also do not have to adhere to 25mph.

If they should be sticking to 25mph, then what can I say - they're very naughty :lol:
I believe that the IOM operates under different, local, regulations.
 

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All heritage railways will state officially that their line speed is restricted to 25mph. Whilst virtually everyone has a tale to tell about faster running, I don't believe the railway press publish logs to evidence this due to the enormous amount of trouble that would ensue for train crew and management, not least reputational and insurance reasons.

However a good many heritage railways have dispensation to exceed 25mph in certain permitted circumstances, the SVR being one: on part of the Bewdley to Kidderminster section special test trains can run at 50mph but these don't carry passengers.

But if you're keen to experience a heritage railway faster than 25mph download a drivers eye video off youtube and play back at 125% or 150%!
 
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