Manx Radio Reports It's been announced that the Douglas Horse Tramway will be back in action next Wednesday - the 24th. It was put to a stop on the 10th May when the horses were declared unable to work due to a bout of illness likened to the common cold. It's expected they'll be fully recovered upo…
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Crossbench Cars 14 - 18
The next batch of cars delivered, Cars 14 – 18 again from G.F. Milnes, refelcted strong transatlantic influence in concept and materialised as unvestibuled open crossbench cars seating 56 passengers. The Milnes plate frame trucks were fitted with four 20 horsepower traction motors manufactured by t…
MER Car 22 Catches Fire.
Manx Electric Railway car 22 suffered a fire at Ballaglass on Monday 15th May, whilst operating a journey to Ramsey. Originally built by G.F. Milnes in 1899, the Winter Saloon car which received a replica body in 1991 following a disastrous fire in Derby Castle works, is not thought to be badly dam…
MER Track Work
Work is currently taking place on the Manx Electric Railway with the renewal of the seaside line between Braeside and Lag Birragh. Heavy profile grooved tramway rail is being utilised. It is not known if the rail being used has been drawn from the stock currently stored on the South Quay in Douglas…
Green Paint For Car 45
Douglas Horse Car No.45, built by Milnes Voss in 1908, receives attention outside Strathallan Depot on 11th May 2017. Its dashes have been treated to green paint, which appears to be a similar, if not the same shade as recently applied to MER Winter Saloon car 21. This is perhaps the first instance…
The horse trams have been suspended temporarily, on the advice of a vet. "A number of the tram horses have been found to be suffering respiratory problems. Isle of Man Railways says the infection is relatively common among horses and it is difficult to determine where it has originated. It is not f…
A Seventy Year History of Douglas Horse Tramway Tickets
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