Time Enough is pleased to announce its Train Design and Short Story Competition in

collaboration with children’s author Christopher Vine, Isle of Man Transport

and The Family Library.

We may be feeling a little stuck at home but that can’t stop our imaginations.

We can travel anywhere with a bit of inspiration, so we invite you to create a

virtual journey and design the train to take us there!

For some inspiration why not look at our own heritage railways here on

the Island, visit www.rail.im to explore the Isle of Man Steam Railway,

see photos of our trains, and learn about where they run or visit 


Either write a short story or design the train or both!

The closing date is 6th July 2020. The winners will be announced

on the 17th July 2020.

There are four categories and

9 different prizes to be won:

Age 4-7 Peter’s Railway Design a Train
Age 8-10 Peter’s Railway Design a Train
Age 5-7 The Rainbow Train, short story, up to 400 words, with or without illustrations.
Age 8-14 Short Train Story, using the same title as above or creating your own, up to 500 words.


Find out more and download your entry forms here. 


Good Luck!

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