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Manx Transport Review No.96 - Winter/Spring 2018 - It's On The Way, Out Soon !

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NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, May 8, 2018
A Presentation by Mr D. Longworth



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Car 2 & Trailer 45 - Murrays Road
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Car 2 and 1899 Trailer 45 (which has since been converted into a Per Way Flat which was seen by many as an act of senseless vandalism) are seen just north of Murrays Road crossing whilst working a journey to Ramsey on a sunny afternoon in August 1992. 2's Motorman is former MER Society Chairman the…

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Newslines:

Road, Rail, Sea and Air

Further Change At Laxey ???? ***UPDATE***

New warning light in Laxey “A new roadside warning system has been installed in Laxey. Flashing amber lights now warn road users of oncoming trams approaching from the Ramsey direction at the Green’s Garage level crossing on the A2 Ramsey Road. The approach to the crossing previously involved an aw…

"£600K for Horse Tram Stables"

Government Investment For Prom Regeneration "The government has purchased the Horse Tram Stables at the Tramway Terrace for more than half a million pounds. The facilities were acquired from Douglas Borough Council, who ran the horse tram service until 2016, for £600,000. The transaction forms part…

Department of Infrastructure Acquire Historic Horse Tramway Stables

The horse tram stables at Tramway Terrace have been bought by the Department of Infrastructure from Douglas Borough Council (DBC) for £600,000. This supports the Department’s plans for the regeneration of Douglas Promenade and the future operation of the horse trams. A key factor in buying the buil…

An Unusual Arrival !

An unusual arrival for the Island appeared on Thursday, March 22, 2018 when one time Ribble double-deck bus No.2687 was unloaded at Douglas Harbour. Leyland Titan PD2/3 CCK 663 was new during November 1949 to Ribble Motor Services, Frenchwood Avenue, Preston, fitted with Brush lowbridge layout 53-s…

"Horse Tram Running Costs Near To Half A Million"

April 2017 to March 2018 season stats released "Running the horse trams along Douglas promenade cost the Isle of Man Government just shy of half a million pounds last summer. Revenue generated by the heritage tramway was £143,000 but running costs were £626,000. The figures come from a freedom of i…


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