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Douglas Prom Works Due To Commence on Monday 17th September

DATE IN STONE FOR REGENERATION "The long-awaited makeover of Douglas Promenade will finally get underway on Monday, 17 September. Plans to transform what is often called the 'gateway to the Island' have been in the pipeline since at least 2011, when the first public consultation on regeneration was…

The Launch of 'Ratchet' car No.14

The once derelict 1898 built ‘Ratchet’ car No.14 returned to service today, it is a supreme example of a museum standard restoration; the result of efforts by paid staff and volunteers over a period of some three years. The relaunch of car 14 at Derby Castle this morning with a return trip to Laxey…

PRESS RELEASE - MER 125th Anniversary Celebrations

Next week sees the start of the Manx Electric Railways 125th Anniversary which promises to be a rollercoaster of events. The week long festival kicks off with a 125th Birthday party being held at Laxey MER station on the 2nd September starting at 10:00am. The party is free to attend with the live e…

Former ​Douglas Horse Car No.34 UPDATE​

Following the publication of the Press Release from the Manx Electric Railway Society in which it condemned the butchering of former Douglas Horse car No.34 in order to convert it into an Omnibus, the Isle of Man Motor Museum has made a response in an article published by Isle of Man Newspapers. Th…

Progress at Derby Castle Depot

Two members of the MERS committee were recently permitted to visit Derby Castle Depot where impressive work continues on the overhaul of cars both electric and horse. It is clear that there has been a sea change in the culture of tramcar maintenance and with increasing passenger numbers it is clear…

"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…

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