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Manx Transport Review No.97 - Winter/Spring 2019

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The following pages have recently been added or updated. MHK Questions Whether Prom Cracking Is 'Minor' 12-6-19 ‘MER Substation Could Be Saved As A Museum’ 6-12-19 MER Car No.20 pages updated 4-12-19 The Restoration of Isle of Man Railway Goods Van G.1 2-12-19 Yet Another Setback For Prom Rebuild 2…

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MHK Questions Whether Prom Cracking Is 'Minor'

“Issue of Concrete Raised in Tynwald” ‘Issues with the red concrete used in the redevelopment of Douglas promenade were raised during Tynwald. Douglas East MHK Clare Barber says she is not satisfied with a description by Department of Infrastructure member Tim Baker that the cracking is minor. Ms B…

‘MER Substation Could Be Saved As A Museum’

'A group of volunteers in Laxey are seeking to save part of the island’s engineering history and preserve it as a museum.' "The Laxey Substation Group wants to secure the future of the village’s former substation and the technology inside which was world-leading in its day. The former substation wa…

Former Lisbon Car 360 Heads For Dublin

'New Destination For Old Tramcar' “It’s all change again for an old tramcar that has trundled off to a new destination. The tram has been craned out of the back garden of Grant Taylor’s cottage in Ballasalla ready to begin the next stage of its journey. He had converted the ex-Lisbon car into a com…

Isle of Man Railway Goods Van G.1

A Restoration Project By The Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters Association Built in 1872 by the Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon Co Ltd, Saltley Works, Birmingham, this unprepossessing little railway van doesn’t, at first glance, seem to be of any great importance but it is an object of great signi…

Yet Another Setback For Prom Rebuild

“The Promenade Reconstruction Scheme Is Set For Yet Another Delay.” ‘Already months behind schedule, it was only announced last month that the completion date for the £21m Douglas project has been pushed back from October 2020 to April 2021. But highways chiefs have now indicated there will be furt…

Laxey Substation Project

The Preservation of a Unique Aspect of Laxey’s Industrial Heritage PROJECT PROPOSAL To preserve and display the unique industrial heritage of the Manx Electric Railway's substation in situ. The Laxey Substation Group is a small volunteer group made up of persons with experience and a proven record…


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