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​Manx Electric Railway 130th Anniversary

The Manx Electric Railway 'notches up' a very significant anniversary tomorrow (September 7th), as 130 years to the day, the first section of the pioneering electric tramway opened to Groudle, some 2 ½ miles north of Douglas. Subsequent extensions were built to Laxey and Ramsey, which opened in 189…

1993 YEAR OF RAILWAYS: LESSONS FROM HISTORY

Against a backdrop of 1990s recession and calls to curtail government expenditure, Alan Corlett and a small team located in the Island’s Transport office armed only with a tiny budget, showed what can be done to dramatically increase passenger numbers on the Island’s railways. This was achieved ind…

Heritage Railways Add 'Tremendous Value'

Consultation on future of railways closes today. “It's your last chance to share your thoughts on the future of the Island's heritage railways. A consultation as part of an economic assessment of the railways closes today. The consultation aims to develop an understanding of those who use the railw…

Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2023 - Video Review

Lee Davies has now made his full video review of this year’s Manx Heritage Railway Festival available for viewing. This excellent film features all of the main events, including those which mark the 150th anniversary of the Isle of Man Steam Railway along with those which celebrate the 130th year o…

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