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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…

Another Attack On Manx Transport Heritage ?

DOI looking at 'modest scheme reports Manx Radio. "The Department of Infrastructure is committed to releasing the bus station site in Ramsey for the development of social housing. That's according to Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer. During this morning's (14 Feb) sitting of the House of Keys, he…

Papering over the Cracks...

SPEAKING ON Manx Radio Sunday, Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer explained some of the thinking behind his department's announcement this week that it would spend £50,000 from its revenue budget to carry out a 'short-term fix' on the southern (Loch Prom) end of the prom, similar to that which was…

A Seventy Year History of Douglas Horse Tramway Tickets

UP AND UNTIL the 1940s, it is likely that no tickets were printed solely for issue on the horse tramway. The replica ticket on the Fig 1 (incomplete, as it lacks a serial number) must be from the early days of Council ownership and shows that it was available for issue to cover the full journey by…

More temporary work on Douglas prom

Manx Radio Reports Southern section to be resurfaced Around £50,000 is going to be spent on the temporary resurfacing of the southern end of Douglas promenade. The Department of Infrastructure has confirmed it's going to carry out the work ahead of the new horse tram season, which starts in April.…

Car 28 leaves Strathallan Depot for the last time.

Privately owned Douglas Saloon Horse Car No.28, left Strathallan Depot today (Weds. 1st February) on the back of a trailer, its destination unknown, although there are rumours it is heading off island. The car was one of six which were auctioned off in August last year, deemed as being 'surplus' by…

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