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Manx Transport Review No.98 - Spring/Summer 2020 - Just Published

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 33 & Trailer 52 - Mines Tavern
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Homeward bound for Laxey Car Sheds, Crossbench Car 33 and Trailer 52 pass the Mines Tavern as they enter Laxey Station on the afternoon of Monday 7th September 2015. The duo had been engaged on Poles & Wires duties. (Photo: A. Spencer)

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Road, Rail, Sea and Air

‘Infrastructure To 'Consider' Railway Society's Offer’

‘MERS Secretary Outlines The Group's Aims’ ‘The Department of Infrastructure has responded to an offer made by the Manx Electric Railway Society to fund the running of the Snaefell mountain railway service this year. Following Infrastructure Minister Tim Baker's decision to axe the route, the organ…

Reaction To MERS Press Release

Since the publication of the MERS Press Release concerning our offer to underwrite a service on the Snaefell Mountain Railway for a period of 15 days, reaction has already proved to be extremely positive. Dear Committee members Thank you for your email and agreeing a donation to find a way to hopef…

'Society Offers To Pay For Mountain Trams'

“The Manx Electric Railway Society has offered £9,000 to pay for the Snaefell Mountain Railway to run for its 125th anniversary. A statement from the society said: ’The Minister for the Department of Infrastructure appeared on Manx Radio news on Friday and seemed to suggest, (although without figur…

Press Release from the Manx Electric Railway Society

THE SNAEFELL MOUNTAIN RAILWAY The Minister for the Department of Infrastructure appeared on Manx Radio news on Friday and seemed to suggest, (although without figures to justify this) that for reasons of cost the Snaefell Mountain Railway cannot run this year. This Minister's interview on Manx Radi…


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