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SMR Car "Suffers Brake Issue On Mountain"

Isle of Man Railways investigating incident "A Snaefell Mountain Railway tram carriage has suffered brake failure on a descent from the summit this afternoon, transport bosses have confirmed. Isle of Man Railways says a momentary lapse in the electric braking system caused the car to run approximat…

MERS POSTBOX - IMR Diesel Loco

The Manx Electric Railway Society welcomes letters and emails of interest to readers of Manx Transport Review and users of its website. Nom de plume may be used if there is no other way of protecting the guilty/innocent. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Manx Electric Rail…

IMR's Ill Fated Diesel Loco “Still Costing Money”

Sum over £500,000 to date spent on the diesel loco, which perhaps unkindly has been branded the “Cabbage” "More than a hundred thousand pounds has been spent on the upkeep of Isle of Man Railways' diesel locomotive since 2013. Government funded the purchase of the £400,000 engine three years ago -…

"Island doesn't cherish heritage"

Petitioner's call for action "A prominent conservationist has labelled government's current attitude towards historic buildings 'scandalous'. Charles Guard lodged a Petition for Redress on the matter two years ago - but a recent attempt to advance it through Tynwald was rejected by members. Governm…

Promenade Scheme Approved By Tynwald

Tynwald votes in favour of multi-million pound scheme Tynwald has voted in support of a complete refurbishment of Douglas Promenade. The £21 million scheme, between Strathallan Crescent and the Sea Terminal, was given the near-unaminous go-ahead this afternoon. MLC Tim Crookall was the only member…

Promenade Plans Go Before Tynwald For Approval On Tuesday

DoI reveals £20m plans for Douglas Promenade A much needed development! That is how the Infrastructure Minister has described plans to redevelop Douglas Promenade. The £20.7 million scheme to reconstruct the stretch from Peveril Square to Strathallan Crescent was unveiled on Monday afternoon. Tynwa…

Ballamenagh Sub-Station

Work has been underway throughout the spring/summer of 2017 on the construction of a new substation at Ballamenagh, presumably as a replacement for the existing facility at Groudle. It is to be hoped that the historic 1903 built Groudle substation doesn't suffer the same fate as the equally histori…

Dennis Shaw

The MERS regrets to announce that Mr Dennis Shaw passed away on the 29th June aged 92. Dennis served the MER for many years as Stationmaster at Laxey and was often to be found acting as conductor on the winter service. Dennis retired from MER service in 1989. The funeral service will be held at Dou…

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