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Stricken SMR Car 2 Passengers - "We were in plane crash mode"

Passengers have told of their terrifying experience as a runaway tram careered out of control down Snaefell mountain. "An investigation is underway as a tram sustained brake failure after it left the summit terminus and hurtled across the Mountain Road at The Bungalow before the crew finally manage…

“We Are Taking This Very Seriously”

"We are treating the runaway tram incident very seriously, transport bosses have insisted." “A health and safety at work accident investigation is continuing into Friday’s incident on the Snaefell Mountain Railway in which a tram suffered what could have been catastrophic brake failure. The line wa…

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…

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