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Manx Transport Review No.100 - Summer 2022

Full news roundup from the Manx Electric Railway, Douglas Horse Tramway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and other Island transport. Historical feature articles - Full Colour - 112 pages. Copies are distributed FREE to Full Members of the Manx Electric Railway Society upon publication - see HOME page for…

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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 Meeting: TBA


Road, Rail, Sea and Air

MER Cars Return to Ramsey Station

“From today (24/05/23) Manx Electric Railway cars will be using the original Ramsey Tram Station following reconstruction works on the Parsonage Road crossing. The Station has been out of use for several years and we would ask that motorist take extra care in the area as trams will be crossing the…

​SYSTRA Appointed to Undertake Review of Island's Heritage Railways

“The Department of Infrastructure has appointed global engineering and transport consultants SYSTRA to undertake a review of the Isle of Man's heritage railways. The appointment was made following an open tender exercise last month. The 'Heritage Railways Independent Review and Economic Impact Asse…

Advanced Notice: A presentation by Charles Roberts of the Online Transport Archive, featuring images from Ray DeGroote’s 1955 visits to: Blackpool, Liverpool, Llandudno and the Isle of Man.

The Online Transport Archive has been curating collections of still and moving images for over 20 years. It’s chairman, Charles Roberts (no relation to the tram builder!), briefly reviews OTA’s activities and progress over that period before going on to showcase one important collection. This cover…

Trams to Return to Plaza Station ?

Work started on Monday, May 9 2023, to relay the Manx Electric Railway’s Parsonage Road crossing, which will hopefully allow electric cars to return to Ramsey Plaza Station in time for the hectic TT Festival period. From the start of the MER's 2017 operating season, revised arrangements at Ramsey f…

‘Could the MER Be Extended to the War Memorial?’

‘Infrastructure Minister says commuter and freight options being considered as part of railways review’ “If railways are to be considered commuter transport on the Isle of Man, it could make sense to extend the Manx Electric Railway to the War Memorial. Infrastructure Minister Chris Thomas confirme…

Horse Tramway’s 2023 Season Commences Tomorrow

"The Douglas Bay horse trams begin for the new season tomorrow morning (Thursday). The first tram will depart Derby Castle at 9.05am arriving at the bottom of Broadway 10 minutes later, before making the return journey at 9.20am. The final tram of the day is at 5pm, returning at 5.15pm. Trams retur…


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