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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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Bolette (VI)
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Threats of a strike by Isle of Man Steam Packet members of the National Union of Seamen during the early part of 1988 gave serious concern about the ability of getting people to and from the Island, particularly during the busy TT period during late May/early June. So much so that on May 10 a decis…

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Road, Rail, Sea and Air

Keys Questions – Horse Tramway Rail

Keys Questions – Horse Tramway Rail The MHK for Douglas North, Mr David Ashford, has tabled the following question for this morning’s sitting of the House of Keys: 17. What has happened to the additional tram track that was purchased for the horse tram to run the full length of Douglas Promenade; w…

Plans To Re-Instate Horse Tram Tracks Not 'Abandoned'

“The infrastructure minister has refuted suggestions that his department has abandoned plans to restore the horse tram tracks along Douglas Promenade. The horse tram service doesn't currently run between Broadway and the Sea Terminal. Tim Crookall was responding to a question from Rushen MHK Juan W…

“Newly Qualified Farrier 'Jumped at Chance' Of Training On-Island”

“A newly qualified farrier has told Manx Radio he ‘jumped at the chance’ of completing his training on Island. Luke Collison has undertaken a four-year ‘on the job apprenticeship’ with the Douglas Bay Horse Tram Service. He’s responsible for looking after the horses' hoofs – a profession which comb…

“Questions About Tramway Building's Future in Tynwald”

“What does the future hold for a Department of Infrastructure building in Douglas? That's the question Garff MHK Daphne Caine will put to minister Tim Crookall in Tynwald this week. When the court sits on Tuesday, she'll ask Mr Crookall to publish a surveyor's report on Tramway Terrace. She also wa…


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