Chris Hankin of Pier Head Models sent in these photographs and commentary of three Castle Sisters. These are the "Castle sisters" of the IOMSP. They originated as three of the series of seven "Duke" sisters of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. All saw distinguished war service in WW I. The Ramsey was lost to the German raider Meteor. The Ramsey is in original condition, complete with "demountable decking" over the cattle well decks - doors are provided in the hull either side. Peel Castle was partly rebuilt and Rushen Castle went through a major re-build. The group pictures are fine sights never seen, as the Ramsey was long gone before the other sisters were running for the IOMSP.

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