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PRESS RELEASE - MER 125th Anniversary Celebrations

Next week sees the start of the Manx Electric Railways 125th Anniversary which promises to be a rollercoaster of events. The week long festival kicks off with a 125th Birthday party being held at Laxey MER station on the 2nd September starting at 10:00am. The party is free to attend with the live e…

Former ​Douglas Horse Car No.34 UPDATE​

Following the publication of the Press Release from the Manx Electric Railway Society in which it condemned the butchering of former Douglas Horse car No.34 in order to convert it into an Omnibus, the Isle of Man Motor Museum has made a response in an article published by Isle of Man Newspapers. Th…

Progress at Derby Castle Depot

Two members of the MERS committee were recently permitted to visit Derby Castle Depot where impressive work continues on the overhaul of cars both electric and horse. It is clear that there has been a sea change in the culture of tramcar maintenance and with increasing passenger numbers it is clear…

"Benefit Of Having A Network Of Railways"

"The Island's Heritage Transport Festival got underway yesterday (25 July), with many revelling in the memories of a bygone national treasure. For the first time in fifty years - since 1968 - a locomotive was showcased on the northern line. Government's SAVE programme states that: 'Infrastructure i…

"​Runaway Mountain Tram Accident Report Is Finished"

Isle of Man Newspapers - July 7th, 2018 "The accident investigation report into the runaway Snaefell tram incident has been completed. And the Inspector of Railways Bernard Warden, says he is now reviewing the draft report to decide on what action to take. A decision is expected in the next two to…

Planning Consent Gained for Rebuilding of Horse Tramway Depot

Today, the planning application for the rebuilding of the Horse Tramway’s depot on Strathallan Crescent at Derby Castle received approval. No doubt the next stage in the process will be an application to Tynwald from the Department of Infrastructure for the necessary funding to allow the work to ta…

​Return to Isle of Man Transport

Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway & the Buses and Trams of Douglas Corporation ISBN: 9781473862432 200 PAGES · HARDBACK PUBLISHED by PEN & SWORD TRANSPORT - July 2018 Authors: Martin Jenkins, Charles Roberts Price £24.00 The book features the MER, Snaefell Mountain Railway, Cliff lif…

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