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Heritage Rail 'A Vital Component' In Island's Tourist Strategy

Railway volunteers group says wider benefits of trains and trams must be considered "Trains and trams are a 'vital component' in the Island's tourist strategy. That's from a member of the Isle of Man Heritage Railways Volunteers after a review into the economic value of the Island's heritage rail w…

​‘Review Into Economic Value of Island's Heritage Railways’

“A review is to be carried out into the economic value of the Island's heritage railways. The steam railway, the Manx Electric Railway, the Snaefell Mountain Railway and Douglas horse trams will have their benefits and costs assessed by an independent body with a report due back to the Council of M…

'Cuts Primed for Heritage Railways?'

The following letter has been published by Isle of Man Newspapers following the news that the Isle of Man Government has commissioned another report into the economic value of the Island's Heritage Railways. This is not the first time such a study has been undertaken on behalf of the Government, so…

Many Defects 'Remain Outstanding' On Douglas Prom

The infrastructure minister says there were over 900 defects identified ahead of the work on Douglas promenade, many of which 'remain outstanding'. Chris Thomas was asked whether he considers the prom to be completed in the House of Keys this morning. He said it was finished on March 1, 2022 but co…

Manx Electric Railway 2023 Season

Services on the Manx Electric Railway resume tomorrow (Tuesday, 14th March 2023) with the first car departing Derby Castle at 9.40am. The first southbound service from Ramsey will leave at 11.10am. The Island’s Heritage Railways are due to operate between the following dates in 2023: Manx Electric…

Year of Railways 2023

Full details for the 150th anniversary of the Isle of Man Railway, and 130th anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway have now been published by Isle of Man Transport. For further details and the complete events itinerary, please click HERE

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…

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