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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.


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…


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…

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…


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