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SMR Car 4 Receives A Green Livery.

Snaefell Mountain Railway car 4 has for some time been undergoing rebuild and overhaul at the line's Laxey depot. With work seemingly being almost complete, car 4 was spotted out on the line on 3rd August 2017 (the day prior to a runaway incident involving sister car 2) presumably undergoing testin…

“Concerns Over Runaway Tram”

"The Department of Infrastructure's been accused of covering up incidents on its trams by a campaigning charity." “The Manx Electric Railway Society says it's concerned by the latest reports of a runaway tram last week. Julian Nutter says it's the latest in a worrying string of incidents the MER So…

Call for police to investigate 'out of control' tram

Police should investigate claims an "out of control" tram crossed a road "at speed [and] at right angles to the traffic", a railway society has said. “Passengers claimed the Snaefell Mountain Railway tram crossed the A18 at about 15:30 BST on 4 August. The railway was temporarily shut for a health…

Services Resume on Snaefell

Trials resolve brake monitoring issue "The Snaefell Mountain Railway is operating again, after trams were halted last night (10 Aug) amid safety concerns. Health and safety inspectors suspended the service when trams exceeded a reduced maximum speed limit of 8 miles per hour - which had been impose…

Previous SMR Runaway Due to "Faulty Brakes"

"An accident investigation into an earlier runaway tram incident found there were defects with mechanisms on both parking brakes. Vintage Snaefell tram no.3 was completely destroyed in March last year when it left the Summit station unmanned and uncontrolled, and travelled about 1.75km before crash…


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