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Manx Transport Review Spring/Summer 2016

It's on its way — the next issue of the Island's leading transport journal ! Laxey Station, Douglas Station, floods (bus 20), Snaefell 3, Horse Trams, and more…

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Bulkhead Trailers 49-54
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The six original 1893 trailers delivered by G.F.Milnes established the standard overall dimensions of almost all the open crossbench trailers that followed, namely 28’9” long by 6’3” wide over the grabrails, and 6’9” over the running boards. All seated 44 on wooden seats with reversible backs accor…

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Road, Rail, Sea and Air

MERS claims SALE is part of plan to move stables...

Speaking on Manx Radio today, Julian Nutter, Secretary of the Manx Electric Railway Society claims next week's sale is part of a bigger plan to move the stables - whilst avoiding potential political embarrassment: MR NUTTER: “This is jumping the gun. And its jumping the gun for a political reason.…


At some point last Thursday, the day before the dissolution of Tynwald, a press release on behalf of Douglas Borough Council announced the sale of six Douglas horse trams by auction. The auction is to occur very swiftly. The auction will occur on 27.08.16 at 10:00. The trams if purchased will need…


"MOULTON: They are very unique, but is there a sort of reserve? I mean how much are they worth even? PITTS: I’ve no idea. It depends I suppose, what condition each one is in. I don’t know what condition. I know they haven’t been used recently. But, any enthusiasts who will go along and have the old…

A Buyer For Car 37 ?

A party of potential purchasers for the ‘surplus’ Douglas horse cars which are due to be auctioned off on Saturday 27th August, were escorted around Strathallan Depot today (16th August), to allow viewing of the lots concerned. The MERS can report that amongst the potential purchasers were represen…

Six 'Surplus' Trams To Be Auctioned *****UPDATE*****

On Thursday 11th August 2016, Douglas Borough Council announced that it is to auction off six 'surplus' trams from the Douglas Bay Tramway. The cars being offered are as follows:- Winter Saloon 28 Bulkhead Crossbench 33 Bulkhead Crossbench 34 …

Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2016

Over the years David Hennessey has been a regular visitor to the Island during the Manx Heritage Transport Festivals. David has kindly made photographs from this year’s event available to the Manx Electric Railway Society for use on the website. To view the article click HERE.


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