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Manx Transport Review No.97 - Winter/Spring 2019

***OUT NOW*** 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 (£5.95 + £…

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The meetings usually take the form of either a general discussion/social evening or a slide, film or video presentation. The opportunity is also taken to keep members informed on the latest developments concerning the MER and other Island transport. Local and visiting members of the Society, guests and anyone interested in transport are all welcome.


NEXT MEETINGS
Tuesday, 11th February - 8pm
Vintage Manx Transport Cine Films
From The Ted Gray Collection



Membership Renewals 2019/20

Full Annual Membership subscriptions (those paid by Cheque/Postal Order/Standing Order) became due for renewal on the 1st April 2019. Full and On-line subscriptions (paid via PAYPAL) fall due on the first and successive anniversaries of first joining the MERS. To renew your subscription or join the MERS by PAYPAL, click the green ‘Get Membership from Just £1 A Year’ link at the top left-hand corner of the MERS website homepage – www.mers.org.im. Alternatively, payment can be made by Cheque/Postal Order/ Standing Order by downloading a renewal form HERE. For membership enquiries and information contact the MERS at: [email protected]



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Trailer 53 - Derby Castle Yard
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Trailer 53 occupies the road which leads to the former Goods Shed at Derby Castle Depot in August 1974. Tunnel Car 5 peeps through the door of the bottom shed whilst a Ratchet Car sits alongside on the 'Stores Road'. A member of staff clad in a traditional brown dust jacket stands in the doorway of…

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“Bus And Rail Boss Back In Charge”

'Thoughts of retirement have been shunted to one side for Ian Longworth who is back in charge of public transport.' "The end of an era was prematurely declared in January last year when it was announced that Mr Longworth was stepping down from his role as director of public transport after 10 years…

Isle of Man Railways 2020 Operating Season

Isle of Man Railways has published the full 2020 timetables for the Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway, Isle of Man Railway and the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway. Services on the Horse Tramway are expected to operate from Derby Castle to within the vicinity of Broadway. The Island’s Herit…

‘More Delays To Problem-Hit Prom Scheme’

‘Further changes to the £25m Promenade refurbishment scheme have been unveiled - with the completion date now put back to August 2021.’ “The project team outlined the revised plans to residents and businesses at a drop-in session last night (Wednesday) at the Palace Hotel. The estimated completion…

'Design Flaws Led To Cracks In Prom'

'Design flaws in the multi-million pound Douglas promenade scheme have been blamed for cracks appearing in the concrete.' “Concrete was used to create the red central tram corridor where cracking has appeared in the new surface. The report by experts Robery Forensic Engineering, released following…


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