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SMR Services Suspended

"The Snaefell Mountain Railway has been brought to a halt by the Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate. It comes after some services have failed to comply with the reduced operational speed of 8mph imposed after a tram lost control on Friday. In the Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate’s stateme…

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MANX ELECTRIC RAILWAY SOCIETY

The Manx Electric Railway Society was dismayed to learn that on Friday, Car No.2 of 1895 with a full complement of passengers and a crew of two ran out of apparent control and at accelerating speed from a point somewhere to the North East of the upper section of Snaefell, apparently failing to stop…

Stricken SMR Car 2 Passengers - "We were in plane crash mode"

Passengers have told of their terrifying experience as a runaway tram careered out of control down Snaefell mountain. "An investigation is underway as a tram sustained brake failure after it left the summit terminus and hurtled across the Mountain Road at The Bungalow before the crew finally manage…

“We Are Taking This Very Seriously”

"We are treating the runaway tram incident very seriously, transport bosses have insisted." “A health and safety at work accident investigation is continuing into Friday’s incident on the Snaefell Mountain Railway in which a tram suffered what could have been catastrophic brake failure. The line wa…

SMR Car "Suffers Brake Issue On Mountain"

Isle of Man Railways investigating incident "A Snaefell Mountain Railway tram carriage has suffered brake failure on a descent from the summit this afternoon, transport bosses have confirmed. Isle of Man Railways says a momentary lapse in the electric braking system caused the car to run approximat…

MERS POSTBOX - IMR Diesel Loco

The Manx Electric Railway Society welcomes letters and emails of interest to readers of Manx Transport Review and users of its website. Nom de plume may be used if there is no other way of protecting the guilty/innocent. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Manx Electric Rail…

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