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50 Years The Manx Electric Railway Society - 1973 to 2023

AROUND 7.30pm on the night of August 2nd 1973, on the verandah overlooking Douglas Bay, three holidaying boys broke into the little yellow kiosk adjacent to the crazy golf course for a quick smoke. On the railway below, Car 22 rattled past on a routine service to Ramsey. Such an event would have go…

Andrew Scarffe BEM

"Andrew Scarffe has been awarded the British Empire Medal for his outstanding services to the Preservation of Laxey and Lonan Heritage and the island’s railways. As technical support officer for the DoI his enthusiasm and dedication has enabled his team to restore a number of historic trams and tra…

Heritage Railways - Questions in Tynwald

The Hon. Member for Garff, Mrs Caine, to ask the Minister for Infrastructure – What future operating models his Department is considering for the heritage railways; what the scope of the current review is; who is undertaking the review; and if he will make a statement. Hansard from today's session…

‘Heritage Railways Could Become a Charitable Trust’

‘One option being considered in DOI restructure’ “The future of the Island's heritage railway is one area ‘currently under consideration’ as part of a wider review into the structure of the Department of Infrastructure. The Chief Minister confirmed in the House of Keys this morning it could be one…

‘Campaigner Claims Doi Row Is Blocking Horse Tram Progress’

‘Tynwald previously agreed to fund single track from Broadway to Sea Terminal’ “A heritage campaigner claims a row between highways and railways is blocking progress on the Douglas promenade horse trams. Charles Guard MBE made the allegations while giving evidence to Tynwald's built heritage commit…

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