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Heritage Railways - Questions in Tynwald

The Hon. Member for Garff, Mrs Caine, to ask the Minister for Infrastructure – What future operating models his Department is considering for the heritage railways; what the scope of the current review is; who is undertaking the review; and if he will make a statement. Hansard from today's session…

‘Heritage Railways Could Become a Charitable Trust’

‘One option being considered in DOI restructure’ “The future of the Island's heritage railway is one area ‘currently under consideration’ as part of a wider review into the structure of the Department of Infrastructure. The Chief Minister confirmed in the House of Keys this morning it could be one…

‘Campaigner Claims Doi Row Is Blocking Horse Tram Progress’

‘Tynwald previously agreed to fund single track from Broadway to Sea Terminal’ “A heritage campaigner claims a row between highways and railways is blocking progress on the Douglas promenade horse trams. Charles Guard MBE made the allegations while giving evidence to Tynwald's built heritage commit…

Manx Transport Review No.100 - Summer 2022 - Just Published!

Manx Transport Review No.100 - Summer 2022 Full news roundup from the Manx Electric Railway, Douglas Horse Tramway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and other Island transport. Historical feature articles - Full Colour - 112 pages. Copies are distributed FREE to Full Members of the Manx Electric Railway S…

Could Charities Be Brought in To Fund and Manage Our Railways?

“Infrastructure Minister Chris Thomas MHK has suggested using charities to fund and manage the island’s historic railways. Mr Thomas, who said he is a ‘massive supporter’ of the island’s heritage railways, pointed to smaller models on and off the Isle of Man where charities have successfully run ra…

Ramsey MER Plaza Station Renewals?

Having remained out of regular use since 2016, in a letter to Ramsey Commissioners, DOI Minister – Chris Thomas has intimated that work to reinstate the MER’s Ramsey Plaza station is planned to be funded from the 2024/25 capital works programme. It will be recalled that due to concerns regarding th…

Any Old Iron ?

This sad and insignificant looking afterthought which can very easily be missed, is what passes for the terminus of a horse tramway which currently doesn’t go anywhere. On a world scale, it is acknowledged that the tramway is completely unique. Is it really beyond the wit of the DOI to provide some…

​Charity And Private Funding 'On the Table' For Horse Trams

“Additional money from charities and private investors could be used to fund the operation of the horse trams on Douglas promenade. Infrastructure Minister Chris Thomas says he's due to hold talks with a number of organisations about funding for the tramway. The future of the rails from Broadway to…

‘Drive Away in This Tram’

A ‘unique’ opportunity to own the butchered, motorised remains of former Douglas Horse Car No.34 ! “A former Douglas Bay horse tram that was fitted with an engine is up for sale. The sale is being handled by Chrystals Auctions later this month. Car number 34, which dates from 1896, was sold and con…

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