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"Benefit Of Having A Network Of Railways"

"The Island's Heritage Transport Festival got underway yesterday (25 July), with many revelling in the memories of a bygone national treasure. For the first time in fifty years - since 1968 - a locomotive was showcased on the northern line. Government's SAVE programme states that: 'Infrastructure i…

"​Runaway Mountain Tram Accident Report Is Finished"

Isle of Man Newspapers - July 7th, 2018 "The accident investigation report into the runaway Snaefell tram incident has been completed. And the Inspector of Railways Bernard Warden, says he is now reviewing the draft report to decide on what action to take. A decision is expected in the next two to…

Planning Consent Gained for Rebuilding of Horse Tramway Depot

Today, the planning application for the rebuilding of the Horse Tramway’s depot on Strathallan Crescent at Derby Castle received approval. No doubt the next stage in the process will be an application to Tynwald from the Department of Infrastructure for the necessary funding to allow the work to ta…

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Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway & the Buses and Trams of Douglas Corporation ISBN: 9781473862432 200 PAGES · HARDBACK PUBLISHED by PEN & SWORD TRANSPORT - July 2018 Authors: Martin Jenkins, Charles Roberts Price £24.00 The book features the MER, Snaefell Mountain Railway, Cliff lif…

Launch of Repainted MER Mail Van No.4

On Saturday 30th June, as part of the Laxey Fair Celebrations, IoM Chief Minister Howard Quayle relaunched repainted MER Mail Van No.4 in Laxey Station. The van which was built by G.F.Milnes in 1894, will undoubtedly feature in this year’s MER 125th anniversary celebrations. Manx.Net's Paul Moulton…

MER 125 Stamp Launch

Stamps Celebrating Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary 'In celebration of the Manx Electric Railway’s 125th Anniversary this September, Isle of Man Transport has teamed up with Isle of Man Post Office to commission a set of six stamps featuring photographs from competition winners, which will b…

"Scrapping Laxey to Ramsey MER Not Ruled Out"

The Isle of Man Government has recently published a document titled “Securing Added Value & Efficiencies (SAVE) Programme – Progress Report June 2018”. Amongst the many detailed proposals to implement economies across all Government Departments, there is a suggestion to close the Laxey/Ramsey secti…

Planning Application For Derby Castle Depot

A planning application has been submitted by the Isle of Man Department of Infrastructure for the refurbishment of the ‘Top Shed’ at the MER’s Derby Castle Depot which was built in 1997. Proposed works include the replacement of external cladding using full height brickwork. The roof which has look…

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