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Douglas Council Seeks Permission To Sell Historic Tramway Stables

3fm reports that Douglas Council are seeking permission to sell off the historic tramway stables located at the foot of Summerhill. The stables date back to the very earliest days of the tramway which opened in 1876. Click HERE to read the article and watch the video clip.

MERS POSTBOX - Keeping The Ordinary Fare Paying Customer Satisfied ? Or Perhaps How Not To !

A number of comments have recently been received following the posting of the article Keeping The Ordinary Fare Paying Customer Satisfied ? Or Perhaps How Not To ! The comments can be viewed by clicking HERE. The Manx Electric Railway Society welcomes letters and emails of interest to readers of Ma…

MER Suffers Vandalism

Baldrine latest to be targeted "Vandals have been wreaking more damage on the Island's historic railways. A number of windows at the Baldrine MER tram stop were smashed overnight on Monday. It's the latest in a series of attacks, after parts of the Groudle Glen Railway and the tram depot in Ramsey…

WOT ! No Weedkilling

For much of the 2017 season the MER's permanent way, particularly on the Laxey/Ramsey section has looked in need of at least some rudimentary weed-killing attention. The line would also benefit from the cutting back of lineside vegetation at various points. A similar situation also exists on the Is…

Douglas tram horses 'not overworked'

Vet's view on 'tram ban' protest "An Island vet says the horses used on Douglas tramway are more than capable of pulling the vintage vehicles - and are not overworked. Ray Cox has responded to a protest staged on the promenade at the weekend. Activist Felix Joughin set up placards by the tram lines…

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