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Manx Transport Review No.96 - Spring/Summer 2018

FULL COLOUR - 102 Pages - Published: early August 2018 - £5.95 Sent free to Full Members of the Manx Electric Railway Society (see HOME page for membership details) Available direct from the Manx Electric Railway Society - £5.95 + £1.90 p&p - please make cheques/postal orders payable to the MANX EL…

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Membership Renewals 2018/19

Full Annual Membership subscriptions (those paid by Cheque/Postal Order/Standing Order) became due for renewal on the 1st April 2018. 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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Trailer 54 blinks in daylight for the first time in years having been stored out of use in Laxey Depot since the mid 1970s. This view was taken shortly before the trailer was transferred to Derby Castle Depot, prior to being stored off the MER at the former Homefield Bus Garage. (Photo: MERS Collec…

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Road, Rail, Sea and Air

Former ​Douglas Horse Car No.34 UPDATE​

Following the publication of the Press Release from the Manx Electric Railway Society in which it condemned the butchering of former Douglas Horse car No.34 in order to convert it into an Omnibus, the Isle of Man Motor Museum has made a response in an article published by Isle of Man Newspapers. Th…

Progress at Derby Castle Depot

Two members of the MERS committee were recently permitted to visit Derby Castle Depot where impressive work continues on the overhaul of cars both electric and horse. It is clear that there has been a sea change in the culture of tramcar maintenance and with increasing passenger numbers it is clear…

"Benefit Of Having A Network Of Railways"

"The Island's Heritage Transport Festival got underway yesterday (25 July), with many revelling in the memories of a bygone national treasure. For the first time in fifty years - since 1968 - a locomotive was showcased on the northern line. Government's SAVE programme states that: 'Infrastructure i…


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