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IMR'S ILL FATED DIESEL LOCO TO RETURN TO USE SOON ?

It’s not turned a wheel for more than two years. "But heritage railway bosses hope their trouble-prone diesel loco, unkindly dubbed The Cabbage, will be fixed and working again later this summer or by the autumn. And the boss of the island’s public transport system has defended the decision to buy…

Grand Cavalcade - Sunday 20th August 1995

For many, one of the highlights of the Snaefell Mountain Railway Centenary fortnight, was the Grand Cavalcade of trams that took place at Laxey Station on Sunday 20th August 1995. Click HERE to read the full article.

New Volvo B5TL Buses

Mike Jones chanced to make the journey to and from Ramsey on one of the two new Volvo B5TL buses in its first week in service, and luckily he happened to have his camera handy. The latest version of the Wright Eclipse Gemini III body, with its angular lines and smaller upper deck windows (which all…

Horse Tram Service Resumes Today

Manx Radio Reports: "The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway will resume with a limited service from today (Wed). A bout of illness that saw the horses out of action for 10 days with what's described as a common cold. They'll work to an hourly schedule between 9am - 4pm until Tuesday, May 30 - when normal se…

Horse Tram Service To Roll Again From Wednesday

Manx Radio Reports It's been announced that the Douglas Horse Tramway will be back in action next Wednesday - the 24th. It was put to a stop on the 10th May when the horses were declared unable to work due to a bout of illness likened to the common cold. It's expected they'll be fully recovered upo…

MER Car 22 Catches Fire.

Manx Electric Railway car 22 suffered a fire at Ballaglass on Monday 15th May, whilst operating a journey to Ramsey. Originally built by G.F. Milnes in 1899, the Winter Saloon car which received a replica body in 1991 following a disastrous fire in Derby Castle works, is not thought to be badly dam…

MER Track Work

Work is currently taking place on the Manx Electric Railway with the renewal of the seaside line between Braeside and Lag Birragh. Heavy profile grooved tramway rail is being utilised. It is not known if the rail being used has been drawn from the stock currently stored on the South Quay in Douglas…

Green Paint For Car 45

Douglas Horse Car No.45, built by Milnes Voss in 1908, receives attention outside Strathallan Depot on 11th May 2017. Its dashes have been treated to green paint, which appears to be a similar, if not the same shade as recently applied to MER Winter Saloon car 21. This is perhaps the first instance…

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