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Manx Transport Review No.99 - Spring/Summer 2021

Manx Transport Review No.99 Spring/Summer 2021 has just been published. News roundup from the Manx Electric Railway, Douglas Horse Tramway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and other Island transport. Historical feature articles. Full Colour - 108 pages. Copies distributed FREE to Full Members of the Manx…

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Originally formed in 1973, the MANX ELECTRIC RAILWAY SOCIETY is a partly political organisation charged with the express purpose of protecting and promoting the retention and development of the MER and other Island tramways at a reasonable cost. It successfully campaigned for the reinstatement and…

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Road, Rail, Sea and Air

​Ian Longworth Retires & Chris Thomas MHK Appointed as DOI Minister

Ian Longworth leaves his post after 13 years. “The Isle of Man’s Director of Transport has announced he will be leaving Government. The Department of Infrastructure says Ian Longworth is retiring as he has now ‘reached the traditional retirement age’. Mr. Longworth had planned to retire previously…

Testing of Horse Tramway Begins

“One of the Douglas prom horse trams became derailed under ‘controlled conditions’ while undergoing testing. This was being done to ensure the rail is installed correctly on a curved section of the track, and was being observed by the railway inspector who is currently on-island. The Department of…

Crookall ‘More Confident’ Horse Trams Will Run This Year

“Infrastructure Minister Tim Crookall has said he is ‘more confident’ the horse trams will run this season. This follows his comments in Tynwald last week when he said he was ‘not hopeful’ it would happen. He said: ‘I’m more confident that the horse trams will run later this summer, and will provid…

Summer Transport Festival 2022

The full itinerary for the 2022 Summer Transport Festival has now been released by Isle of Man Transport. Click HERE to view the programme.


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