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Isle of Man Victorian Society

Howstrake Holiday Camp Popular Manx historian Peter Kelly is giving a talk which will detail the development of Howstrake Holiday Camp, at the next meeting of the Isle of Man Victorian Society. The camp which was served by the Manx Electric Railway, was the first commercial holiday camp in the Brit…

MER Repaints

A number of MER cars received works attention during the course of winter 2016/17, of note was the application of MER Board green livery to cars 21, 32 and trailer 62. The 1906 built UEC trailer has also undergone a truck overhaul, and will make a welcome return to service paired with 32, having be…

CAMRA Beer Festival & 2017 Horse Tramway Season

The first car to carry passengers, operated along the Douglas Horse Tramway on the afternoon of Thursday April 6th. The special operated in conjunction with the formal opening of the sixth CAMRA Isle of Man Beer and Cider Festival. Double deck Car No.18 was used to convey the Lieutenant Governor Si…

STATEMENT FROM THE MANX ELECTRIC RAILWAY SOCIETY

29th March 2017 It has no doubt come to the notice of many that the MERS no longer publishes official press releases from the Department of Infrastructure, on the Society website. Many of the Department's Press Releases are used to publicise the events which involve the Island's railways. In the pa…

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MANX ELECTRIC RAILWAY SOCIETY

Monday 20th March 2017 In 2015 a plan which involved the destruction and removal of Ramsey MER Station, prepared at public expense which had reached the stage of detailed drawings and serious consideration for public funding was kicked out by the planners, principally on the grounds that it would i…

Douglas Railway Station's Booking Hall Re-opens

Manx.Net reports on the reopening of Douglas Railway Station's Booking Hall, which is described as having been '“sympathetically restored”. Whilst the tenants of the restaurant are obviously very pleased with the results of the building's controversial transformation, exactly where intending railwa…

Citywing Goes Into Liquidation.

The directors of Citywing have released the following statement:- As a result of Van Air losing their route licenses on Friday 24th February 2017, the company has found it difficult to source suitable viable aircraft to fulfil our contracts. The company has tried to offer a service whilst suffering…

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