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HAS TYNWALD REJECTED PLAN TO SCRAP LOCH PROM LINK?

A plan by Phil Gawne's Department of Infrastructure to abandon the Loch Promenade section of the historic Douglas Horse Tramway suffered a setback in Tynwald this afternoon. Recommendation 6 "That a new single line Tramway track be laid from Derby Castle to the War Memorial as part of a Douglas Pro…

'HORSE TRAMS BEING SET UP TO FAIL SAYS MERS'

Following on from the recent Press Release from the MERS, Secretary Julian Nutter was interviewed by Manx Radio’s Howard Caine. Click HERE to listen to the full interview. The article can be viewed on Manx Radio's News pages.

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MANX ELECTRIC RAILWAY SOCIETY

Next week Tynwald will vote on a series of recommendations contained in “Proposals for the Future Operation Of Douglas Horse Tramway.” For the avoidance of any doubt - the Manx Electric Railway Society is fully supportive of the retention of the Horse Tramway and asks that Tynwald Members do just t…

Horse Tramway Proposals From The Department of Infrastructure.

As Tynwald prepares to vote whether or not to support the Horse Tramway beyond the end of this season, the Isle of Man Department of Infrastructure has published its ‘ Proposals Regarding The Future Operation Of Douglas Horse Tramway. The 19 page document can be viewed HERE. The future of the tramw…

"TRAMFARE" features MER Society 'Save the Horse Trams' campaign...

The current journal of the Tramway and Light Railway Society features reference to the MERS campaign to save the Horse Tramway. In an editorial it issues a grim warning to readers: "One message is clear; if you want to ride an original, historic horse tram, get to the Isle of Man this year because…

New Books On Horse Trams And Steam Trains

Isle of Man Railways has published new books about the steam railway and the horse trams. They are two new editions in its Travellers’ Companion series that were researched and written by stationmaster Grant Taylor. The Isle of Man Railway Travellers’ Companion is an updated version of his 2009 boo…

Changes to Sunday’s steam railway services

Ongoing maintenance of our locomotives will result in some changes to the timetabled Isle of Man Steam Railway servicesthis Sunday (26 June 2016). The disruption will include a delay to the departure time of the Dining Car Manxman Sunday lunch train, now scheduled to depart at 13:20 and arrive back…

Mountain top solstice celebrations on Saturday.

Summer solstice celebrations will be staged at Snaefell summit this Saturday (25 June 2016). A number of tickets remain for the buffet dinner at the Snaefell Summit Restaurant prior to the celebrations with trams departing Derby Castle, Douglas, at 6.40pm or Laxey at 7.15pm. But everyone is welcome…

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