Isle of Man Railway’s Manx Heritage Transport Festival takes place from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th July. This annual event takes in the Manx Electric Railway, Douglas Bay Tramway, Isle of Man Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway. The full programme of events can be downloaded HERE.
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***OUT NOW*** Manx Transport Review No.97 Winter/Spring 2019 is being distributed FREE to Full Members of the Manx Electric Railway Society - see HOME page for membership details. It is also available from selected Island and UK bookshops, or direct from the Manx Electric Railway Society (£5.95 + £…
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Columba Club, 1 Sydney Mount, Douglas IM1 3DB.
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discussion/social evening or a slide, film or video presentation.
The opportunity is also taken to keep members informed on the
latest developments concerning the MER and other Island
transport. Local and visiting members of the Society, guests and
anyone interested in transport are all welcome.
Tuesday, 8th October - 8pm
Full Annual Membership subscriptions (those paid by Cheque/Postal Order/Standing Order) became due for renewal on the 1st April 2019. Full and On-line subscriptions (paid via PAYPAL) fall due on the first and successive anniversaries of first joining the MERS. To renew your subscription or join the MERS by PAYPAL, click the green ‘Get Membership from Just £1 A Year’ link at the top left-hand corner of the MERS website homepage – www.mers.org.im. Alternatively, payment can be made by Cheque/Postal Order/ Standing Order by downloading a renewal form HERE. For membership enquiries and information contact the MERS at: [email protected]
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Riding Through A Winter Wonderland
Updated 5 days ago
The MARITIME INFLUENCES affecting the Island's climate spare the inhabitants from the worst rigours of climate. Views of palm trees have always adorned the pages of promotional literature, but the absence of severe frost in Winter permit Palms to flourish, is balanced by cooler Summer's, tempered b…
‘Onchan MHK and member of the tourism section of the Department of Enterprise Rob Callister says he doesn't have confidence in Mr. Harmer on his handling of the reconstruction of Douglas promenade scheme.’ Mr Callister made his comments in an interview with Manx.Net which can be viewed HERE. Mr Cal…
‘Bill Shimmins questioned why the government had decided to keep the horse-drawn trams running during the two-year renovation project. Access to many businesses along the seafront has been severely disrupted. Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer said the government would work with firms to "mitigate…
Work described as 'challenging' 'An senior infrastructure official says completing the 'rail corridor' along Douglas promenade is their current priority. Director of Highway Services at the Department of Infrastructure is Jeff Robinson. The two-year regeneration project is now in its tenth month. M…
Promenade Relay and New Tramway Depot Progress - June/July 2019
Recent newspaper articles and TV interviews along with personal observations have prompted the writing of the following contribution from an interested but totally independent observer. “Having studied the meticulously prepared detailed plans of the first stage of the Horse Tramway Renewal project,…
‘The space taken up by the newly relaid horse tram tracks on Douglas promenades is wider.’ “But transport chiefs insist this won’t reduce the width of the road, and the carriageway for traffic will actually be wider in places than it was before. Some 1,000 metres of track have now been laid for the…
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