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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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Road, Rail, Sea and Air

Heritage Railways - Questions in Tynwald

The Hon. Member for Garff, Mrs Caine, to ask the Minister for Infrastructure – What future operating models his Department is considering for the heritage railways; what the scope of the current review is; who is undertaking the review; and if he will make a statement. Hansard from today's session…

‘Heritage Railways Could Become a Charitable Trust’

‘One option being considered in DOI restructure’ “The future of the Island's heritage railway is one area ‘currently under consideration’ as part of a wider review into the structure of the Department of Infrastructure. The Chief Minister confirmed in the House of Keys this morning it could be one…

‘Campaigner Claims Doi Row Is Blocking Horse Tram Progress’

‘Tynwald previously agreed to fund single track from Broadway to Sea Terminal’ “A heritage campaigner claims a row between highways and railways is blocking progress on the Douglas promenade horse trams. Charles Guard MBE made the allegations while giving evidence to Tynwald's built heritage commit…


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