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Manx Transport Review No.97 - Winter/Spring 2019

***JUST PUBLISHED*** Manx Transport Review No.97 Winter/Spring 2019 is being distributed FREE to Full Members of the Manx Electric Railway Society - see HOME page for membership details. It is also available from selected Island and UK bookshops, or direct from the Manx Electric Railway Society (£5…

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Updated 13 May 2019

The following pages have recently been added or updated. “New Brakes Mean Snaefell Trams Have Never Been Safer” 13-5-19 Horse Trams set to run for just 500 metres 8-5-19 Horse Trams Expected To Return In Time For TT 1-5-19 MER Trailer No.42 pages UPDATED 30-4-19 Car 14 launched back into service 29…

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CHILDREN’S AUTHOR RETURNS TO ISLE OF MAN RAILWAYS WITH STEAM PACKET COMPANY SUPPORT “Children at four island primary schools are to be treated to an action-packed week of railway activities this week. Well-known children’s author Chris Vine is conducting hands-on track building workshops, engineeri…

'New Brakes Mean Snaefell Trams Have Never Been Safer'

Isle of Man Newspapers - Monday, May 13, 2019 “What could have been a catastrophic runaway tram incident has been a wake-up call for the Snaefell Mountain Railway. And it has begun the 2019 season with the line safer now than it has ever been in its near 125-year history. The engineering team at th…

Horse Trams To Operate To Switzerland Road ?

'Horse Trams set to run for just 500 metres' They are 'absolutely' of economic value says minister The infrastructure minister has defended his department's decision to operate the Horse Trams, even though a single ride will last for just 500 metres. Following delays to track laying, Ray Harmer has…

Horse Trams Expected To Return In Time For TT

Laying Of Track Continues “The horse tram service along Douglas promenade is set to be up and running by mid to late May. The traditional horse tramway is currently being rebuilt as part of ongoing regeneration works to the gateway to the capital. The trams usually start running from 25 April - but…

Horse Tramway Season Delayed ***UPDATE***

Start date of 25th April 'Provisonal' ‘It's unclear whether the horse trams will start running on time for the beginning of the summer season. The annual service is set to begin on 25 April, a week today. The first tracks were laid, as part of ongoing regeneration works on Douglas promenade, three…

SMR Season Gets Underway

Trams Equipped With New Failsafe Brakes "Passenger services have resumed on the Snaefell Mountain Railway for the 2019 season - just a week after an accident report into a potential catastrophic accident was released. The line began operating on Tuesday with two trams that have been fitted with new…


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