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Record Figures For Isle of Man Railways 2017 Season

“Isle of Man Transport closed its Heritage Railways for the season on the 5 November with the fantastic news that they had carried a record number of passengers from March to November 2017. The Steam Railway, Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and Douglas Bay Horse Tram saw a combined…

​SNAEFELL MOUNTAIN RAILWAY – QUESTIONS IN TYNWALD

SMR Fell Brakes. At the October sitting of Tynwald, David Ashford MHK (Douglas North) asked: “Further to his (Minister Harmer) Answer of 19th September 2017, how many times the fell brake has had to be applied due to a failure or malfunction of the rheostatic braking system on the Snaefell Mountain…

2018 Heritage Railways Scheduled Services

The Island's Heritage Railways will operate on the following dates in 2018. Isle of Man Railway - Friday 9 March to Monday 5 November 2018 Manx Electric Railway - Friday 16 March to Sunday 4 November 2018 Snaefell Mountain Railway - Thursday 29 March to Sunday 4 November 2018 * Douglas Bay Horse Tr…

Manx Transport Review - Request For Back Issues

The MERS has received the following request: I'm trying to unravel the chronology and loco movements associated with the various tracklaying and sewer contracts on the Island, and I've extracted a lot of useful information from the Manx Transport Review. I have the loan of a long run of issues cove…

***UPDATE*** LATEST PLANNING APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY TRAMWAY STABLES

Isle of Man Newspapers 30th October 2017 "A new planning application has been submitted for temporary horse tram stables to be built on part of the Summerland site next year. The Department of Infrastructure has submitted a proposal asking for full approval to develop half an acre near the Terminus…

HARMER: "I'D PREFER FULL TRAM REPORT PUBLISHED"

Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer says he would prefer the full report of a health and safety investigation into this year’s runaway tram incident to be made public." "Officers are investigating the August 4 incident, which left passengers terrified when a vintage tram careered down the Snaefell M…

DICK, KERR & Co WORKS TO CLOSE DOWN

"Rail firm Alstom to close historic Preston site after 120 years." Manufacturer Alstom is to close its Preston site ending 120 years of rail production and maintenance in the city. Preston MP Mark Hendrick raised concerns about 180 jobs leaving the city with news of the closure of the Strand Road f…

SMR SAFETY – QUESTIONS IN TYNWALD

BBC News Reports “A trouble-hit vintage railway on the Isle of Man saw 95 "safety issues" over the past three years, new figures have revealed. "The Snaefell Mountain Railway, which joins Laxey village with the summit of Snaefell, is currently closed amid a health and safety inquiry. The Manx infra…

PROBLEMS ON THE ISLE OF MAN RAILWAY NOW!

With services on the Manx Electric Railway & Snaefell Mountain Railway currently at a standstill, not to be left out the Isle of Man Railway is now also experiencing problems. Due to a lack of serviceable locomotives, a reduced service on the Port Erin line becomes effective as from Thursday 19th O…

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