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Manx Transport Review No.100 - Summer 2022

Full news roundup from the Manx Electric Railway, Douglas Horse Tramway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and other Island transport. Historical feature articles - Full Colour - 112 pages. Copies are distributed FREE to Full Members of the Manx Electric Railway Society upon publication - see HOME page for…

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Colin Clifton - Falcon Cliff Lift
Updated 2 days ago

Colin Clifton has kindly supplied the following views of the Falcon Cliff lift which were taken in 1988, just a couple of years before it closed down for good. Falcon Cliff Lift is a closed, 5 ft (1,524 mm) gauge cliff railway, just off the promenade at Douglas on the Isle of Man, which was built t…

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Road, Rail, Sea and Air

Gov't 'Shouldn't Be Allowed to Ignore Tynwald Vote'

“Government's decision to use funds set aside for work on the horse trams elsewhere is a 'slap in the face to Tynwald'. That's from Chair of the Public Accounts Committee Juan Watterson after the scrutiny body's annual report criticised the Council of Ministers for descoping the horse tram plans wi…

MER 'Not Just a Heritage Railway'

MHK says tramway is only public transport for some areas. “The Manx Electricity Railway needs to be protected because it's the only public transport for some parts of the Island. That's from Garff MHK Daphne Caine after government recently sought feedback from the public on a review into Manx railw…

Crookhall Returns as DOI Minister

"Tim Crookall is to return to his role as Infrastructure Minister. The Glenfaba and Peel MHK was moved from the role to Enterprise Minister last summer, before resigning just over a month later. He's replacing his replacement, Chris Thomas, who was sacked in July. Mr Crookall will also be continuin…

​Manx Electric Railway 130th Anniversary

The Manx Electric Railway 'notches up' a very significant anniversary tomorrow (September 7th), as 130 years to the day, the first section of the pioneering electric tramway opened to Groudle, some 2 ½ miles north of Douglas. Subsequent extensions were built to Laxey and Ramsey, which opened in 189…


Against a backdrop of 1990s recession and calls to curtail government expenditure, Alan Corlett and a small team located in the Island’s Transport office armed only with a tiny budget, showed what can be done to dramatically increase passenger numbers on the Island’s railways. This was achieved ind…


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