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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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IMR No. 15 "Caledonia" is seen moving off shed during 2006. No. 10 "G.H. Wood" is seen arriving at Castletown on Tynwald Day 2009, with a special headboard to celebrate the occasion. No. 8 "Fenella" & No. 10 "G.H. Wood" are seen on a photo run past at Colby during 2005 special events. No. 17 "Vikin…

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Road, Rail, Sea and Air

Crookhall Returns as DOI Minister

"Tim Crookall is to return to his role as Infrastructure Minister. The Glenfaba and Peel MHK was moved from the role to Enterprise Minister last summer, before resigning just over a month later. He's replacing his replacement, Chris Thomas, who was sacked in July. Mr Crookall will also be continuin…

​Manx Electric Railway 130th Anniversary

The Manx Electric Railway 'notches up' a very significant anniversary tomorrow (September 7th), as 130 years to the day, the first section of the pioneering electric tramway opened to Groudle, some 2 ½ miles north of Douglas. Subsequent extensions were built to Laxey and Ramsey, which opened in 189…


Against a backdrop of 1990s recession and calls to curtail government expenditure, Alan Corlett and a small team located in the Island’s Transport office armed only with a tiny budget, showed what can be done to dramatically increase passenger numbers on the Island’s railways. This was achieved ind…


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