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Manx Transport Review No.96 - Winter/Spring 2018 - It's On The Way, Out Soon !

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The following pages have recently been added or updated. Horse Tram Running Costs Near To Half A Million 17-4-18 Rebuilt Horse Car No.36 - 15-4-18 The Return of Car No.45 - 6-4-18 Planning Application Submitted For The Demolition & Replacement of Horse Tramway Depot - 5-4-18 'Snaefell Mountain Rail…

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"Horse Tram Running Costs Near To Half A Million"

April 2017 to March 2018 season stats released "Running the horse trams along Douglas promenade cost the Isle of Man Government just shy of half a million pounds last summer. Revenue generated by the heritage tramway was £143,000 but running costs were £626,000. The figures come from a freedom of i…

The Return of Car No.45

Following on from the recent return to use of overhauled car No.36, Bulkhead car No.45 made its first trip along Douglas Promenade today after undergoing a thorough rebuild at the MER’s Derby Castle Depot. Looking somewhat different from the last time the 1908 built car saw use as the 2017 season d…

'Snaefell Mountain Railway Set To Resume'

Safety concerns addressed, says DoI 'Snaefell Mountain Railway services start today, one day late. There had been concerns it wouldn't be able to start running, following serious safety issues which necessitated an early closure of the railway last year. Services were suspended in September, follow…


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