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Trailer 53 - Derby Castle Yard
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Trailer 53 occupies the road which leads to the former Goods Shed at Derby Castle Depot in August 1974. Tunnel Car 5 peeps through the door of the bottom shed whilst a Ratchet Car sits alongside on the 'Stores Road'. A member of staff clad in a traditional brown dust jacket stands in the doorway of…

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STATEMENT FROM THE MANX ELECTRIC RAILWAY SOCIETY

29th March 2017 It has no doubt come to the notice of many that the MERS no longer publishes official press releases from the Department of Infrastructure, on the Society website. Many of the Department's Press Releases are used to publicise the events which involve the Island's railways. In the pa…

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MANX ELECTRIC RAILWAY SOCIETY

Monday 20th March 2017 In 2015 a plan which involved the destruction and removal of Ramsey MER Station, prepared at public expense which had reached the stage of detailed drawings and serious consideration for public funding was kicked out by the planners, principally on the grounds that it would i…

Douglas Railway Station's Booking Hall Re-opens

Manx.Net reports on the reopening of Douglas Railway Station's Booking Hall, which is described as having been '“sympathetically restored”. Whilst the tenants of the restaurant are obviously very pleased with the results of the building's controversial transformation, exactly where intending railwa…

Citywing Goes Into Liquidation.

The directors of Citywing have released the following statement:- As a result of Van Air losing their route licenses on Friday 24th February 2017, the company has found it difficult to source suitable viable aircraft to fulfil our contracts. The company has tried to offer a service whilst suffering…

Douglas: The Naples of the Irish Sea?

The seemingly endless and often ruthless nibbling away of the Island's Victorian & Edwardian heritage continues apace, recent examples being the demolition of MER's Car and Goods Sheds in Ramsey, along with the modification of the IoM Railway's Douglas and Port Erin station buildings. The Horse Tra…

MERS March Meeting

MERS MEETINGS The Manx Electric Railway Society holds regular social meetings at the Columba Club, Sydney Mount (Corner of Circular Road & Buck's Road), Douglas, Isle of Man. NEXT MEETING - TUES 14TH MARCH - NEWS ROUND UP FOLLOWED BY A PRESENTATION OF VINTAGE BLACKPOOL TRAMWAY SLIDES. Local and vis…


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