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Manx Transport Review No.96 - Spring/Summer 2018

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Tuesday, 13th November - 8pm
A Presentation by Mr D. Longworth

Tuesday, 11th December - 8pm
MER - Behind the Scenes In The 1980s

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Car 14 - July 2018
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Rebuilt Ratchet car No.14 stands at the entrance to Derby Castle Yard on Wednesday, 18th July, 2018. Having received attention from IoM Railways staff and volunteers over a three year period, the car would appear to only require the addition of sign-writing and lining out for completion. Car 14 is…

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Road, Rail, Sea and Air

"HGV Caught Up In Power Lines"

"A wagon caught in power lines caused delays in Laxey today. The wagon was caught on the MER overhead lines by the Mines Tavern and the Ramsey bound carriageway was blocked for a time. Motorists were advised to expect delays in the area and follow directions from police and road signs. At 2.20pm, p…


"The horse trams are not making heavy traffic on the prom even slower during peak TT congestion times. Instead, badly parked cars are more likely to be the cause. That’s the verdict following an experiment this year when horse tram services were halted between 5pm and 6pm during the TT. Infrastruct…

Last Day Of The Horse Tramway’s 2018 Season.

Sunday 21st October saw the Horse Tramway’s 2018 season draw to a close, and it was also the last opportunity to see the cars in operation along the line’s current alignment prior to the full commencement of rebuilding work involving Douglas Promenade. A number of special events took place during t…

'MER Will Continue To Run to Ramsey While I’m In Charge'

"The government minister in charge of the island’s transport network says the Manx Electric Railway will continue to run to Ramsey as long as he has a say. Infrastructure Ray Harmer said the suggestion that the MER should run just from Douglas to Laxey made no sense. He also gave a commitment to ke…

Douglas Bay Horse Tramway To Celebrate New Beginnings

"A series of special events is planned around the end of the horse tram season this year, to mark the final day of service along the current historical track. The last day of service will be Sunday 21 October, the season closing slightly earlier than usual to allow work to start on the Douglas Prom…

Horse Tramway's 2018 Cut Short Due To Prom Work

Due to the commence of work to rebuild Douglas Promenade, the final day of the Horse Tramway’s 2018 season has been brought forward to Sunday, October 21st, some two weeks earlier than originally planned. The 2019 season is due to commence on Tuesday 25th April, although there is a possibility that…


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