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Manx Transport Review No.100 - Summer 2022

Full news roundup from the Manx Electric Railway, Douglas Horse Tramway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and other Island transport. Historical feature articles - Full Colour - 112 pages. Copies are distributed FREE to Full Members of the Manx Electric Railway Society upon publication - see HOME page for…

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The meetings usually take the form of either a general discussion/social evening or a slide, film or video presentation. The opportunity is also taken to keep members informed on the latest developments concerning the MER and other Island transport. Local and visiting members of the Society, guests and anyone interested in transport are all welcome. Next Meeting: TBA

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Mann Tram Archive
Updated 9 Mar 2023

Mann Tram was the forerunner of Manx Transport Review, the current MERS journal. The first issue of Mann Tram edited by George Hearse and dated June 1973, was published in the form of a foolscap newsheet. With increased circulation, from issue No.16 with Mike Goodwyn taking over as editor, Mann Tra…

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Road, Rail, Sea and Air

Many Defects 'Remain Outstanding' On Douglas Prom

The infrastructure minister says there were over 900 defects identified ahead of the work on Douglas promenade, many of which 'remain outstanding'. Chris Thomas was asked whether he considers the prom to be completed in the House of Keys this morning. He said it was finished on March 1, 2022 but co…

Manx Electric Railway 2023 Season

Services on the Manx Electric Railway resume tomorrow (Tuesday, 14th March 2023) with the first car departing Derby Castle at 9.40am. The first southbound service from Ramsey will leave at 11.10am. The Island’s Heritage Railways are due to operate between the following dates in 2023: Manx Electric…

Manx Transport Review No.101 - MERS 50th Anniversary Issue

DUE SUMMER 2023 Work has now commenced on the compilation of Manx Transport Review No.101 – Summer 2023. All contributions, topical photographs, news, observations and articles of a contemporary or historical nature will all be gratefully received. If you can help, please contact us at: Email: enqu…

Year of Railways 2023

Full details for the 150th anniversary of the Isle of Man Railway, and 130th anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway have now been published by Isle of Man Transport. For further details and the complete events itinerary, please click HERE

50 Years The Manx Electric Railway Society - 1973 to 2023

AROUND 7.30pm on the night of August 2nd 1973, on the verandah overlooking Douglas Bay, three holidaying boys broke into the little yellow kiosk adjacent to the crazy golf course for a quick smoke. On the railway below, Car 22 rattled past on a routine service to Ramsey. Such an event would have go…


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