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IMR's Ill Fated Diesel Loco “Still Costing Money”

Sum over £500,000 to date spent on the diesel loco, which perhaps unkindly has been branded the “Cabbage” "More than a hundred thousand pounds has been spent on the upkeep of Isle of Man Railways' diesel locomotive since 2013. Government funded the purchase of the £400,000 engine three years ago -…

"Island doesn't cherish heritage"

Petitioner's call for action "A prominent conservationist has labelled government's current attitude towards historic buildings 'scandalous'. Charles Guard lodged a Petition for Redress on the matter two years ago - but a recent attempt to advance it through Tynwald was rejected by members. Governm…

Promenade Scheme Approved By Tynwald

Tynwald votes in favour of multi-million pound scheme Tynwald has voted in support of a complete refurbishment of Douglas Promenade. The £21 million scheme, between Strathallan Crescent and the Sea Terminal, was given the near-unaminous go-ahead this afternoon. MLC Tim Crookall was the only member…

Promenade Plans Go Before Tynwald For Approval On Tuesday

DoI reveals £20m plans for Douglas Promenade A much needed development! That is how the Infrastructure Minister has described plans to redevelop Douglas Promenade. The £20.7 million scheme to reconstruct the stretch from Peveril Square to Strathallan Crescent was unveiled on Monday afternoon. Tynwa…

Dennis Shaw

The MERS regrets to announce that Mr Dennis Shaw passed away on the 29th June aged 92. Dennis served the MER for many years as Stationmaster at Laxey and was often to be found acting as conductor on the winter service. Dennis retired from MER service in 1989. The funeral service will be held at Dou…

IMR'S ILL FATED DIESEL LOCO TO RETURN TO USE SOON ?

It’s not turned a wheel for more than two years. "But heritage railway bosses hope their trouble-prone diesel loco, unkindly dubbed The Cabbage, will be fixed and working again later this summer or by the autumn. And the boss of the island’s public transport system has defended the decision to buy…

Grand Cavalcade - Sunday 20th August 1995

For many, one of the highlights of the Snaefell Mountain Railway Centenary fortnight, was the Grand Cavalcade of trams that took place at Laxey Station on Sunday 20th August 1995. Click HERE to read the full article.

New Volvo B5TL Buses

Mike Jones chanced to make the journey to and from Ramsey on one of the two new Volvo B5TL buses in its first week in service, and luckily he happened to have his camera handy. The latest version of the Wright Eclipse Gemini III body, with its angular lines and smaller upper deck windows (which all…

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