Another busy day on the IMR. Being the first Friday of the month there was a 'commuter train' ex Port Erin at 07.45 using MNR No4 Caledonia and the dining set (fireman''s breakfast is served en-route) which had worked out ECS. The return working is 17.45 ex Douglas on which after work drinks are served. I travelled on the 11.50 ex Douglas headed by No13 Kissack on 5 well-filled bogies. With a more or less on time departure the loco made a spirited run up the bank arriving at the first booked stop, Port Soderick, 2 mins. up. Unfortunately we were held outside Castletown waiting for a late running up train and then further delayed by a prolonged station stop at Port St.Mary while a lady passenger inspected the station plumbing - only the dining train has a toilet! In case anyone is unfamiliar IMR service trains are timed at 65 mins for the 15 3/4 miles including 5 compulsory station stops and 4 request halts so they don't 'hang about'. The first photo shows No13 coming 'off shed' (newly rebuilt No4 can be glimpsed just inside) and the second shows the 11.50 just before departure. The third photo shows MNR No4 (IMR No15) entering the passing loop at Castletown on the 13.50 ex Douglas. The basic 2 train service to timetable R runs Th - Su this week and next. Elsewhere on the railway No21 has finally moved under its own power but has not yet re-entered service. No 12 has moved into the workshop and work has started to prepare it for overhaul. Ray.