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Call for police to investigate 'out of control' tram

Police should investigate claims an "out of control" tram crossed a road "at speed [and] at right angles to the traffic", a railway society has said. “Passengers claimed the Snaefell Mountain Railway tram crossed the A18 at about 15:30 BST on 4 August. The railway was temporarily shut for a health…

Services Resume on Snaefell

Trials resolve brake monitoring issue "The Snaefell Mountain Railway is operating again, after trams were halted last night (10 Aug) amid safety concerns. Health and safety inspectors suspended the service when trams exceeded a reduced maximum speed limit of 8 miles per hour - which had been impose…

Previous SMR Runaway Due to "Faulty Brakes"

"An accident investigation into an earlier runaway tram incident found there were defects with mechanisms on both parking brakes. Vintage Snaefell tram no.3 was completely destroyed in March last year when it left the Summit station unmanned and uncontrolled, and travelled about 1.75km before crash…

Snaefell Mountain Railway History

In the wake of recent developments and following numerous requests for technical background information concerning the re-equipping of the SMR cars with ex Aachen control gear in the 1970s, Mike Goodwyn's long out of print history of the line is now available to view on-line. Click HERE to view.

IS THIS ANYWAY TO RUN A RAILWAY ?

If you read no other railway book this year - read Mike Goodwyn's classic which has recently been updated. Click HERE to view this landmark publication.

SMR Services Suspended

"The Snaefell Mountain Railway has been brought to a halt by the Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate. It comes after some services have failed to comply with the reduced operational speed of 8mph imposed after a tram lost control on Friday. In the Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate’s stateme…

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MANX ELECTRIC RAILWAY SOCIETY

The Manx Electric Railway Society was dismayed to learn that on Friday, Car No.2 of 1895 with a full complement of passengers and a crew of two ran out of apparent control and at accelerating speed from a point somewhere to the North East of the upper section of Snaefell, apparently failing to stop…

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