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Douglas: The Naples of the Irish Sea?

The seemingly endless and often ruthless nibbling away of the Island's Victorian & Edwardian heritage continues apace, recent examples being the demolition of MER's Car and Goods Sheds in Ramsey, along with the modification of the IoM Railway's Douglas and Port Erin station buildings. The Horse Tra…

MERS March Meeting

MERS MEETINGS The Manx Electric Railway Society holds regular social meetings at the Columba Club, Sydney Mount (Corner of Circular Road & Buck's Road), Douglas, Isle of Man. NEXT MEETING - TUES 14TH MARCH - NEWS ROUND UP FOLLOWED BY A PRESENTATION OF VINTAGE BLACKPOOL TRAMWAY SLIDES. Local and vis…

POSTBOX

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…

Heritage Railway Magazine

Leading steam railway magazine Heritage Railway features the plight of the Horse Tramway in this month's issue. The article is reproduced below courtesy of the Robin Jones, Editor of Heritage Railways. http://www.heritagerailway.co.uk/ CLICK IMAGE TO MAGNIFY

SMR Car 3's Underframe

Anybody making use of the public footpath which runs past Derby Castle works up to Strathallan Road, is greeted by an assortment of worn wheel-sets and the grizzly sight of SMR Car 3's partially sheeted underframe In this view of the switchbox underframe, steps, step pan, various cable conduits and…

Another Attack On Manx Transport Heritage ?

DOI looking at 'modest scheme reports Manx Radio. "The Department of Infrastructure is committed to releasing the bus station site in Ramsey for the development of social housing. That's according to Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer. During this morning's (14 Feb) sitting of the House of Keys, he…

Papering over the Cracks...

SPEAKING ON Manx Radio Sunday, Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer explained some of the thinking behind his department's announcement this week that it would spend £50,000 from its revenue budget to carry out a 'short-term fix' on the southern (Loch Prom) end of the prom, similar to that which was…

More temporary work on Douglas prom

Manx Radio Reports Southern section to be resurfaced Around £50,000 is going to be spent on the temporary resurfacing of the southern end of Douglas promenade. The Department of Infrastructure has confirmed it's going to carry out the work ahead of the new horse tram season, which starts in April.…

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