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Snaefell Mountain Railway History

In the wake of recent developments and following numerous requests for technical background information concerning the re-equipping of the SMR cars with ex Aachen control gear in the 1970s, Mike Goodwyn's long out of print history of the line is now available to view on-line. Click HERE to view.

IS THIS ANYWAY TO RUN A RAILWAY ?

If you read no other railway book this year - read Mike Goodwyn's classic which has recently been updated. Click HERE to view this landmark publication.

SMR Services Suspended

"The Snaefell Mountain Railway has been brought to a halt by the Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate. It comes after some services have failed to comply with the reduced operational speed of 8mph imposed after a tram lost control on Friday. In the Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate’s stateme…

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MANX ELECTRIC RAILWAY SOCIETY

The Manx Electric Railway Society was dismayed to learn that on Friday, Car No.2 of 1895 with a full complement of passengers and a crew of two ran out of apparent control and at accelerating speed from a point somewhere to the North East of the upper section of Snaefell, apparently failing to stop…

Stricken SMR Car 2 Passengers - "We were in plane crash mode"

Passengers have told of their terrifying experience as a runaway tram careered out of control down Snaefell mountain. "An investigation is underway as a tram sustained brake failure after it left the summit terminus and hurtled across the Mountain Road at The Bungalow before the crew finally manage…

“We Are Taking This Very Seriously”

"We are treating the runaway tram incident very seriously, transport bosses have insisted." “A health and safety at work accident investigation is continuing into Friday’s incident on the Snaefell Mountain Railway in which a tram suffered what could have been catastrophic brake failure. The line wa…

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