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Manx Transport Review No.101 - Autumn/Winter 2023

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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Trailer 57 - Laxey
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For a short period during the 1978 season, 1904 built Winter Trailer 57 was stripped of its seating and other interior fittings and served as an unsuccessful souvenir shop, initially being stabled on the dual gauge siding in Laxey Station. A later move to the Groudle Siding at Derby Castle proved t…

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Road, Rail, Sea and Air

“Questions About Tramway Building's Future in Tynwald”

“What does the future hold for a Department of Infrastructure building in Douglas? That's the question Garff MHK Daphne Caine will put to minister Tim Crookall in Tynwald this week. When the court sits on Tuesday, she'll ask Mr Crookall to publish a surveyor's report on Tramway Terrace. She also wa…

“Mystery Planning Application For Horse Tram Depot”

“Proposed changes at the tramway office in Douglas remain shrouded in mystery after a planning application last week. On the government's planning website, an application was lodged for the building on Strathallan Crescent in Douglas. The application can be viewed HERE. The application for a change…

‘Works to Renew Section of MER to be Complete By End of February’

Major track renewals are taking place between Halfway and Eskadale. “Works to renew a section of the Manx Electric Railway track near to Groudle are said to be progressing well with the line 'on track' to be finished by the end of the month. Six-hundred metres of track has been replaced, and work h…

“Island at risk of being turned into 'Victorian theme park' says MHK”

“A Middle MHK says the Isle of Man is at risk of being turned into a ‘Victorian theme park’. Stu Peters, who is a political member of the Department of Infrastructure, has told Manx Radio he believes Tramway Terrace on Douglas Promenade should be demolished and replaced. The building, which was ere…

Garff MHK Joins Department for Enterprise

“Daphne Caine has joined the Department for Enterprise as a political member with responsibility for Visit Isle of Man and Motorsport. The Garff MHK currently holds a number of posts across government including Chair of the Climate Change Transformation Board, Member of the Social Affairs Policy Re…


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