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Works Car 34 - Laxey Car Sheds
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Works Car 34 sits outside Laxey Car Shed on Wednesday 15th February 2017. Since conversion to a works role, the use of Car 34 has been spasmodic to say the least, suffering from a seemingly never ending series of faults and defects. The car spent a prolonged period of storage in Ramsey Shed, being…

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The Manx Electric Railway Society welcomes letters and emails of interest to readers of Manx Transport Review and users of its website. Nom de plume may be used if there is no other way of protecting the guilty/innocent. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Manx Electric Rail…

Heritage Railway Magazine

Leading steam railway magazine Heritage Railway features the plight of the Horse Tramway in this month's issue. The article is reproduced below courtesy of the Robin Jones, Editor of Heritage Railways. http://www.heritagerailway.co.uk/ CLICK IMAGE TO MAGNIFY

SMR Car 3's Underframe

Anybody making use of the public footpath which runs past Derby Castle works up to Strathallan Road, is greeted by an assortment of worn wheel-sets and the grizzly sight of SMR Car 3's partially sheeted underframe In this view of the switchbox underframe, steps, step pan, various cable conduits and…

Another Attack On Manx Transport Heritage ?

DOI looking at 'modest scheme reports Manx Radio. "The Department of Infrastructure is committed to releasing the bus station site in Ramsey for the development of social housing. That's according to Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer. During this morning's (14 Feb) sitting of the House of Keys, he…

Papering over the Cracks...

SPEAKING ON Manx Radio Sunday, Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer explained some of the thinking behind his department's announcement this week that it would spend £50,000 from its revenue budget to carry out a 'short-term fix' on the southern (Loch Prom) end of the prom, similar to that which was…

A Seventy Year History of Douglas Horse Tramway Tickets

UP AND UNTIL the 1940s, it is likely that no tickets were printed solely for issue on the horse tramway. The replica ticket on the Fig 1 (incomplete, as it lacks a serial number) must be from the early days of Council ownership and shows that it was available for issue to cover the full journey by…


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