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Manx Transport Review No.97 - Winter/Spring 2019

***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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The meetings usually take the form of either a general 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
Tuesday, 11th December - 8pm

Membership Renewals 2019/20

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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Updated 30 Aug 2019

The following pages have recently been added or updated. Uncertain Future For Lisbon Car 630 30-8-19 Investigation Launched Into Cracked Prom Concrete 21-8-19 Horse Tramway Update 20-8-2019 Temporary Suspension Of Horse Tramway Service - Further Criticism of DOI 20-7-19 Manx Heritage Transport Fest…

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Road, Rail, Sea and Air

Uncertain Future For Lisbon Car 630

Regular readers of Manx Transport Review will recall that Lisbon Car 360 was controversially acquired at no small cost by Isle of Man Railways in 1996, and was the subject of a major row in Tynwald. As predicted by the MERS and other parties, the tram proved to be unsuitable for use along the MER,…

Investigation Launched Into Cracked Prom Concrete

Promenade Rebuild Continues To Attract Controversy - 'Government receives further reports of cracks in red concrete' 'Investigations are underway following reports of further cracking in the new concrete on Douglas promenade. The Isle of Man Government revealed its been notified the red concrete be…

Horse Tramway Update

Work on the rebuild of Douglas Promenade was sufficiently complete by Tuesday August 13th 2019 to allow the horse tramway service to be extended southwards to a terminus adjacent to Palace View Terrace, the point where Queens Promenade becomes Central Promenade. (Photo: M. Tattersall) Diesel powere…

Manx Heritage Transport Festival - 24th to 28th July 2019

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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