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Manx Transport Review No.98 - Spring/Summer 2020

Manx Transport Review No.98 Spring/Summer 2020 was due to be printed in April 2020. The unprecedented situation concerning the Coronavirus pandemic and resultant social distancing restrictions has had an unyielding effect on everyday life, not least for the printing industry. As a result, productio…

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Full Annual Membership subscriptions (those paid by Cheque/Postal Order/Standing Order) become due for renewal on the 1st April 2020. 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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Car 9 - Snowplough Duties
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Photographs of the MER's snowplough in use are very rare. This view taken at Baldromma in the late 1960s (believed to be the last occasion when the snowplough was used) shows the plough attached to the Ramsey end of Car 9 which was often relegated to works duties in the Winter. 9 was the only Tunne…

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Road, Rail, Sea and Air

‘Seeing Double On The Prom’

“A double track crossing is being installed on Central Promenade for the horse tramline. But the arrangement differs from the original design shown on the drawings on the MyProm page and in the application that received planning consent. These show the tracks converging as an interlaced arrangement…

‘Railways Looking For A New Home’

'The island’s railways are a key part of our tourism attractions, but they’re not part of our infrastructure, says the Minister who runs them.' "Infrastructure Minister Tim Baker was speaking in a debate about the transfer of flood management when the scope of the DoI was raised. Mr Baker said that…

‘Douglas Promenade Scheme May Miss Completion Date’

‘Infrastructure minister says a project review is pending’ “The refurbishment of Douglas Promenade may not be completed by the target date of the end of March 2021. Infrastructure Minister Tim Baker admits the further delay to the reopening of Broadway is "very disappointing". It's been caused by t…

Removal of MER Landmark

Proposal to have a replacement sign in place for 2021 season “Work will begin next week on removing the Electric Railway sign at Derby Castle. The frame supporting the sign has become corroded and the opportunity is being taken to remove it for safety purposes ahead of winter. The operation will in…

Manx Transport Review No.99 - Spring/Summer 2021

Work has now commenced on the compilation of Manx Transport Review No.99 – Spring/Summer 2020. Publication is expected to take place in the Spring of 2021. Contributions are now invited for Manx Transport Review No.99 – topical photographs, news, observations and articles of a contemporary or histo…

Open Day at new Horse Tramway Depot

A chance to see behind the scenes at Strathallan Depot As part of the annual Manx Heritage Open Days 2020 events, Isle of Man Transport are offering tours of the new Strathallan Horse Tramway Depot ‘On Sunday 11th October we have a series of behind the scenes tours happening at the New Strathallan…


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