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Manx Transport Review No.98 - Spring/Summer 2020 Expected Late July

Manx Transport Review No.98 Spring/Summer 2020 was due to be printed in April 2020. The unprecedented situation concerning the Coronavirus pandemic and resultant social distancing restrictions has had an unyielding effect on everyday life, not least for the printing industry. As a result, productio…

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Car 14 - Poles & Wires Duty
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On May 27th 1981, Ratchet car 14 and tower wagon No.12 were both employed on works duties with the Laxey based poles and wires gang. Taken from the north end of Laxey Station, once Tunnel car 7 and trailer 44 depart for Douglas, the works cars will continue their journey home to Laxey Car Sheds at…

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Manx Transport Review No.98 - Spring/Summer 2020 - Expected Late July

Manx Transport Review No.98 Spring/Summer 2020 was due to be printed in April 2020. The unprecedented situation concerning the Coronavirus pandemic and resultant social distancing restrictions has had an unyielding effect on everyday life, not least for the printing industry. As a result, productio…

​“New Horse Tram Depot Is Handed Over To Govt”

Completion of the £1.5m scheme to provide secure storage for the tramway's historic cars. ‘The new Douglas horse tram depot has been completed - and officially handed over to Isle of Man Transport. Demolition of the old depot at Strathallan, which dated back to 1902 and was described by then Infras…

“Additional Costs Could Threaten The Prom Scheme”

"Completion of the Promenade project could be threatened by the need for further funding, a Tynwald scrutiny committee has warned. Changes to the scope and timetable of the Prom scheme were announced last month. While most of the project will now be completed by the end of March next year, work on…

Snaefell - A Mountain and a Railway

Composed to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Snaefell Mountain Railway. The Snaefell Mountain Railway was the first mountain railway in the British Isles. Opened in August 1895, it was built in only eight months by pioneering Victorian engineers at a time when electric traction was in its inf…

​‘Tynwald Committee To Hear Evidence On Horse Tram Today’

'Focus will be on recent changes to works' “Two government ministers will speak about the decision to delay the completion of the horse tram tracks on Douglas promenade today (5 June). Enterprise Minister Laurence Skelly and newly-appointed Infrastructure Minister Tim Baker will give evidence to a…

Harmer Replaced As DOI Minister

Harmer becomes Minister for Policy & Reform “The Chief Minister has announced the appointments of a new Policy and Reform Minister, and Infrastructure Minister. Tim Baker MHK will become the new Minister for Infrastructure, with Ray Harmer MHK taking up the role of Minister for Policy and Reform. R…


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