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Manx Transport Review No.96 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 102 pages. Published: June/July 2018

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The following pages have recently been added or updated. MER 125 Events 22-6-18 Re-profiled Wheels For Trailer 56 20-6-18 Heritage Railways Services 2019 20-6-18 "Record TT Passenger Figures For Isle of Man Transport" 19-6-18 "Horse tram collision on Douglas Prom" 14-6-18 MER Winter Saloon Car 22 6…

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MER 125 Events

Isle of Man Railways has now released full details for the 125th anniversary celebrations of the Manx Electric Railway. The events will run from Saturday 1st September until Saturday 8th September 2018. Click HERE to download the MER 125 Anniversary Brochure or visit www.rail.im for more informatio…

Re-profiled Wheels For Trailer 56

Trailer No.56 which was delivered to the Manx Electric Railway in 1904, and returned to use in 1995 having been rebuilt as a saloon car to permit the carriage of wheelchairs, was noted at Derby Castle behind Winter Saloon car No.22 on Monday, June 18, 2018. With a Fitter in attendance, the car was…

Isle of Man Railways 2019 Seasonal Services

Isle of Man Transport have published details of the seasonal services to be operated on the Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway, Douglas Horse Tramway and the Isle of Man Railway during 2019. Services on the Douglas Horse Tramway may be subject to change due to the redevelopment work d…

Record TT Passenger Figures For Isle of Man Transport

Bus Vannin carried a record number of passengers during this year's TT Festival with an 11% increase on the figures from 2017. A total of 234,418 journeys were taken by passengers between Friday 25 May and Sunday 10 June, representing an increase of 22,968 journeys compared with the corresponding p…

"Horse tram collision on Douglas Prom"

Police issue assurances that animal is unharmed "Police have reported a road traffic collision with a horse tram on Loch Promenade in the area of Regent Street, Douglas. A vehicle is stuck next to the tram, and there is a backup of traffic along the promenade as a result. The horse is described as…

Douglas Horse Car No.42 Returns To Service.

"Isle of Man Transport department is pleased to announce the beautiful restoration of No.42 Douglas Bay Horse Tram built originally by G.C. Milnes, Voss & Co., in Birkenhead as one of a pair of tramcars delivered to the tramways in 1905. It reportedly only took four weeks between the trams being or…


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