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The following pages have recently been added or updated. SMR SAFETY – QUESTIONS IN TYNWALD 19-10-17 PROBLEMS ON THE ISLE OF MAN RAILWAY NOW! 19-10-17 STORM HALTS MER 17-10-17 POSTBOX SMR Runaway - How Long Has This Been Going On ? 4-10-17 WAS THE SMR's VICTORIAN ENGINEERING UP TO THE JOB? 3-10-17 "…

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SMR SAFETY – QUESTIONS IN TYNWALD

BBC News Reports “A trouble-hit vintage railway on the Isle of Man saw 95 "safety issues" over the past three years, new figures have revealed. "The Snaefell Mountain Railway, which joins Laxey village with the summit of Snaefell, is currently closed amid a health and safety inquiry. The Manx infra…

PROBLEMS ON THE ISLE OF MAN RAILWAY NOW!

With services on the Manx Electric Railway & Snaefell Mountain Railway currently at a standstill, not to be left out the Isle of Man Railway is now also experiencing problems. Due to a lack of serviceable locomotives, a reduced service on the Port Erin line becomes effective as from Thursday 19th O…

STORM HALTS MER ***UPDATE***

Services on the Manx Electric Railway were suspended on the 17th October 2017 following the storm which hit the Island during the previous evening. Services are expected to resume on Wednesday 18th. For further information and updates visit Isle of Man Transport's website. As of Wednesday 18th Octo…

WAS THE SMR's VICTORIAN ENGINEERING UP TO THE JOB?

Regular correspondent Marmaduke of Douglas has kindly provided the following thoughts and a possible solution to the problems currently being faced by the Snaefell Mountain Railway. There seems to be a body of opinion that the Victorian engineering on the Snaefell Mountain Railway cannot cope with…

"RAILWAY SAFETY TAKEN SERIOUSLY, SAYS CHIEF MINISTER'

The Chief Minister says calling a halt to services on the Snaefell Mountain Railway shows how seriously government has taken the safety issues. "Howard Quayle MHK says the incident involving a tram rolling down the hill with passengers on board earlier this year highlights the challenges of operati…

WAS THERE ANOTHER RUNAWAY TRAM ON SNAEFELL ?

Isle of Man Examiner - 3rd October 2017 “Last month’s runaway tram incident on the Snaefell Mountain Railway, in which passengers endured a terrifying descent from the summit, may not have been the first. The Manx Electric Railway Society has uncovered a passenger’s account on TripAdvisor from June…


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