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Heritage Railways Timetables & Events 2022

MER Operating season commences on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Isle of Man Railways has now published details of the Heritage Railways services which will operate during 2022. For the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic broke, services on the Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway &…

“Refurbish walkway over horse tram, former lead councillor says”

"The former leader of Douglas Borough Council says refurbishment of the walkway on Loch Promenade should be prioritised over plans to extend the horse tram to the Sea Terminal. Ex-councillor David Christian told Manx Radio he supported the minister of the Department of Infrastructure's current goal…

Laxey Models

Gordon Bulmer has created a superb '00' scale representation of Laxey Station, read all about it in the next issue of Manx Transport Review which is due in the Summer. Laxey Models

‘Former Chief Minister Hits Out at Government Over Horse Trams’

‘Residents deserve to know when they will be completed says Brown’ “A former Chief Minister, Tony Brown has hit out at the government for going back on promises made at Tynwald to complete the Horse Tram renovations. Brown, Chief Minister between 2006 and 2011, put the delay down to lack of vision…

‘No Immediate Plans for Douglas Horse Tram Track Extension’

“Businesses need a break from construction on Douglas promenade before the horse tramway is extended, the infrastructure minister has said. Tracks have been laid from the Strathallan terminal to the War Memorial as part of the £26m project to regenerate the capital's seafront. Plans to continue the…

Isle of Man Railway locomotive No.5 “MONA”

Press Release from the Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters' Association “We are pleased to highlight our latest conservation project and to launch a new Fundraising Appeal to help return engine No.5 Mona to public display condition after nearly 50 years in storage and partial dismantlement. The co…

Mostly 'minor tasks' now to complete on Douglas Prom

“Most of the jobs remaining to finish the Douglas Promenade refurbishment are 'minor tasks', according to the Infrastructure Minister. Tim Crookall says contractors are waiting on supplies to complete the likes of general drainage works and building at the Broadway junction. However, the minister h…

"Prom Redevelopment Will Still Be Ongoing in March"

Work on Douglas Promenade will still be ongoing in March next year. “That's the admission from the infrastructure minister who has warned completion is still some way off. Tim Crookall has told Manx Radio work will stop over Christmas. He's also confirmed he will go back to Tynwald for funding to c…

Replacement Manx Electric Railway Sign Installed

The Manx Electric Railway sign overlooking Douglas Bay has been replaced more than a year after it was taken down. The Douglas landmark, which is located on the cliff behind the Derby Castle car sheds, was removed in October 2020 for "safety purposes" after the supporting frame became corroded. The…

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