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Miniature railway welcomes wheelchair users

Orchid Line to unveil disables-access carriage

Sunday marks a special day the Orchid Line at the Curraghs Wildlife Park, as it officially unveils it's first disabled-access carriage.

The purpose-built car allows wheelchairs to be securely carried on the miniature railway.

It took members of the Manx Steam and Model Engineering Club 18 months to design and build the new carriage.

Special Events Coordinator Eddy Ryan says the construction was carefully planned:

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