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STATEMENT FROM THE MANX ELECTRIC RAILWAY SOCIETY

29th March 2017 It has no doubt come to the notice of many that the MERS no longer publishes official press releases from the Department of Infrastructure, on the Society website. Many of the Department's Press Releases are used to publicise the events which involve the Island's railways. In the pa…

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MANX ELECTRIC RAILWAY SOCIETY

Monday 20th March 2017 In 2015 a plan which involved the destruction and removal of Ramsey MER Station, prepared at public expense which had reached the stage of detailed drawings and serious consideration for public funding was kicked out by the planners, principally on the grounds that it would i…

Douglas Railway Station's Booking Hall Re-opens

Manx.Net reports on the reopening of Douglas Railway Station's Booking Hall, which is described as having been '“sympathetically restored”. Whilst the tenants of the restaurant are obviously very pleased with the results of the building's controversial transformation, exactly where intending railwa…

Citywing Goes Into Liquidation.

The directors of Citywing have released the following statement:- As a result of Van Air losing their route licenses on Friday 24th February 2017, the company has found it difficult to source suitable viable aircraft to fulfil our contracts. The company has tried to offer a service whilst suffering…

Douglas: The Naples of the Irish Sea?

The seemingly endless and often ruthless nibbling away of the Island's Victorian & Edwardian heritage continues apace, recent examples being the demolition of MER's Car and Goods Sheds in Ramsey, along with the modification of the IoM Railway's Douglas and Port Erin station buildings. The Horse Tra…

MERS March Meeting

MERS MEETINGS The Manx Electric Railway Society holds regular social meetings at the Columba Club, Sydney Mount (Corner of Circular Road & Buck's Road), Douglas, Isle of Man. NEXT MEETING - TUES 14TH MARCH - NEWS ROUND UP FOLLOWED BY A PRESENTATION OF VINTAGE BLACKPOOL TRAMWAY SLIDES. Local and vis…

POSTBOX

The Manx Electric Railway Society welcomes letters and emails of interest to readers of Manx Transport Review and users of its website. Nom de plume may be used if there is no other way of protecting the guilty/innocent. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Manx Electric Rail…

Heritage Railway Magazine

Leading steam railway magazine Heritage Railway features the plight of the Horse Tramway in this month's issue. The article is reproduced below courtesy of the Robin Jones, Editor of Heritage Railways. http://www.heritagerailway.co.uk/ CLICK IMAGE TO MAGNIFY

SMR Car 3's Underframe

Anybody making use of the public footpath which runs past Derby Castle works up to Strathallan Road, is greeted by an assortment of worn wheel-sets and the grizzly sight of SMR Car 3's partially sheeted underframe In this view of the switchbox underframe, steps, step pan, various cable conduits and…

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