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Manx Transport Review No.101 - Autumn/Winter 2023

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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Trailer 42 - Derby Castle
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Winter Saloon Car 22 prepares to propel Trailer 42 onto the stop at Derby Castle on a sunny day in August 1978. (Photo: MERS Collection)

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Road, Rail, Sea and Air

​House of Keys Question – Tramway Terrace

Douglas North MHK has tabled a question for this morning’s sitting of the House of Keys in relation to the ongoing saga of Tramway Terrace. Full Hansard concerning Mr Ashford’s question will be made available as soon as it has been published.

Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2024

A warm welcome is extended to all of those who will be visiting the Island to participate in the Manx Heritage Transport Festival which commences on Tuesday, July 30th. The full programme of events can be downloaded HERE Manx Transport Review is the journal of the Manx Electric Railway Society. As…

Further Horse Tramway Question in Tynwald *****UPDATE*****

David Ashford, one of the MHK’s for Douglas North, has tabled further questions concerning the truncated Horse Tramway at the final sitting of Tynwald before the Summer recess. Question 32: The Hon. Member for Douglas North, Mr Ashford, to ask the Minister for Infrastructure: What the most recent e…

“Could A Tynwald Petitioner Reinstate the Horse Trams?”

“The submission to the Manx parliament hopes to call on government to honour the project A Tynwald petitioner is making it his duty to try and get the horse trams reinstated back to the Isle of Man Steam Packet's ferry terminal. In 2017, the scheme was supported by the Manx parliament, but its exte…


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