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'Alpine Trip For Transport Bosses' - Freedom of Information Request

"Public transport officials traveled to Switzerland and Austria to check out safety equipment used on mountain railways." "Director of public transport Ian Longworth, together with a traction engineer and a specialist railway safety engineer were there to assess safety systems and see if they could…

'TRAM INCIDENT PROMPTS VISIT ABROAD'

Director of Public Transport makes trip to Switzerland "Adapting safety systems on the Snaefell Mountain Railway has prompted a government delegation to Switzerland. Director Ian Longworth, a traction engineer, and a specialist railway safety engineer visited the manufacturers and designers of mode…

Runaway Snaefell tram inquiry is 'progressing'

Isle of Man Newspapers – 6th December 2017 “The accident investigation into the runaway Snaefell mountain tram is ’progressing’, according to the head of the Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate. Bernard Warden said his team was close to gathering all the evidence they need but he said he could n…

MERS POSTBOX ‘Dysfunctional Tram Decisions’

A number of comments have been received in response to the publication in the IoM Examiner of Julian Edwards’ letter calling for the Horse Tramway’s historic stables and depot to be to be registered as Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. The comments can be viewed by clicking H…

‘Dysfunctional Tram Decisions’

Letters Page - Isle of Man Examiner – Tuesday November 21st CLICK IMAGE TO MAGNIFY The writer, island resident Julian Edwards is well known as being the owner of privately preserved former Manx Northern Railway Loco No.14 ‘Thornhill’ and Cleminson Coach N45.

Record Figures For Isle of Man Railways 2017 Season

“Isle of Man Transport closed its Heritage Railways for the season on the 5 November with the fantastic news that they had carried a record number of passengers from March to November 2017. The Steam Railway, Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and Douglas Bay Horse Tram saw a combined…

​SNAEFELL MOUNTAIN RAILWAY – QUESTIONS IN TYNWALD

SMR Fell Brakes. At the October sitting of Tynwald, David Ashford MHK (Douglas North) asked: “Further to his (Minister Harmer) Answer of 19th September 2017, how many times the fell brake has had to be applied due to a failure or malfunction of the rheostatic braking system on the Snaefell Mountain…

2018 Heritage Railways Scheduled Services

The Island's Heritage Railways will operate on the following dates in 2018. Isle of Man Railway - Friday 9 March to Monday 5 November 2018 Manx Electric Railway - Friday 16 March to Sunday 4 November 2018 Snaefell Mountain Railway - Thursday 29 March to Sunday 4 November 2018 * Douglas Bay Horse Tr…

Manx Transport Review - Request For Back Issues

The MERS has received the following request: I'm trying to unravel the chronology and loco movements associated with the various tracklaying and sewer contracts on the Island, and I've extracted a lot of useful information from the Manx Transport Review. I have the loan of a long run of issues cove…

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