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MANN TRAM ARCHIVE ****UPDATE****

Mann Tram was the forerunner of Manx Transport Review, the current MERS journal. The first issue of Mann Tram edited by George Hearse and dated June 1973, was published in the form of a foolscap newsheet. With increased circulation, from issue No.16 with Mike Goodwyn taking over as editor, Mann Tra…

Going, going, gone! Six horse trams sold – but what now?

British Trams Online, one of the best tram and light rail websites on the internet, reports on the sale of six horse trams at the weekend… "The much-discussed auction on Saturday 27th August on the Isle of Man, resulted in the sale of six long-withdrawn Douglas horse tramcars. The six raised a comb…

MERS Secretary comments on TRAM SALE

Commenting on yesterday's sale by auction of six tramcars, Secretary Julian Nutter outlines position of MERS: "The committee of our Society concluded last week, (based upon reliable intelligence) that we should do all we could to prevent the loss of at least one car. We decided to try to save the s…

"Hasty" horse tram sale nets just £9,200

The horse trams put up for auction by Douglas Borough Council on Saturday fetched just £9,200. The sale, announced during a time when many would be on holiday, gave just two weeks for prospective buyers to put together a bid. As reported by the MERS, the disposal of these trams is part of a bigger…

TRAMWAY STABLES FOR SALE – WHAT NEXT?

With seeming indecent haste and hot on the heels of the forthcoming auction (Sat 27th August) of six 'surplus' horse cars, Douglas Borough Council has now put it's historic tramway stables on the market. The sale is being handled by Chapman Chartered Surveyors of Athol Street, Douglas. The listing…

MERS claims SALE is part of plan to move stables...

Speaking on Manx Radio today, Julian Nutter, Secretary of the Manx Electric Railway Society claims next week's sale is part of a bigger plan to move the stables - whilst avoiding potential political embarrassment: MR NUTTER: “This is jumping the gun. And its jumping the gun for a political reason.…

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MANX ELECTRIC RAILWAY SOCIETY

At some point last Thursday, the day before the dissolution of Tynwald, a press release on behalf of Douglas Borough Council announced the sale of six Douglas horse trams by auction. The auction is to occur very swiftly. The auction will occur on 27.08.16 at 10:00. The trams if purchased will need…

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