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Horse Tram Service Resumes Today

Manx Radio Reports: "The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway will resume with a limited service from today (Wed). A bout of illness that saw the horses out of action for 10 days with what's described as a common cold. They'll work to an hourly schedule between 9am - 4pm until Tuesday, May 30 - when normal se…

Horse Tram Service To Roll Again From Wednesday

Manx Radio Reports It's been announced that the Douglas Horse Tramway will be back in action next Wednesday - the 24th. It was put to a stop on the 10th May when the horses were declared unable to work due to a bout of illness likened to the common cold. It's expected they'll be fully recovered upo…

MER Car 22 Catches Fire.

Manx Electric Railway car 22 suffered a fire at Ballaglass on Monday 15th May, whilst operating a journey to Ramsey. Originally built by G.F. Milnes in 1899, the Winter Saloon car which received a replica body in 1991 following a disastrous fire in Derby Castle works, is not thought to be badly dam…

MER Track Work

Work is currently taking place on the Manx Electric Railway with the renewal of the seaside line between Braeside and Lag Birragh. Heavy profile grooved tramway rail is being utilised. It is not known if the rail being used has been drawn from the stock currently stored on the South Quay in Douglas…

Green Paint For Car 45

Douglas Horse Car No.45, built by Milnes Voss in 1908, receives attention outside Strathallan Depot on 11th May 2017. Its dashes have been treated to green paint, which appears to be a similar, if not the same shade as recently applied to MER Winter Saloon car 21. This is perhaps the first instance…

Ramsey Station 2017

During the later part of 2016, the MER's historic Ramsey Car and Goods Sheds were cleared away and it became common knowledge that major changes were in the pipeline for the lines northern outpost. Read more HERE. From the start of the MER's 2017 operating season, revised arrangements at Ramsey for…

Horse Tramway Service Suspended.

The horse trams have been suspended temporarily, on the advice of a vet. "A number of the tram horses have been found to be suffering respiratory problems. Isle of Man Railways says the infection is relatively common among horses and it is difficult to determine where it has originated. It is not f…

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