Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway & the Buses and Trams of Douglas
200 PAGES · HARDBACK
PUBLISHED by PEN & SWORD TRANSPORT - July 2018
Authors: Martin Jenkins, Charles Roberts
The book features the MER, Snaefell Mountain Railway, Cliff lifts, Douglas horse trams and buses and aircraft. This is the second book by Martin Jenkins and Charles Roberts about transport in the Isle of Man. The first volume – described in Classic Bus as a “splendid book [which] takes you on a wonderfully nostalgic journey all round the island in lovely photographs” and by one Amazon reviewer as “a captivating book of beautiful and well-reproduced colour photos” – covered the steam railway, shipping and Road Services buses.
This book, using many previously unpublished rare early colour pictures, completes the coverage by looking at the Manx Electric and Snaefell Mountain Railways, as well as the buses and horse trams of Douglas Corporation. The authors have managed to collect together some truly interesting and often stunning pictures, from a period when colour coverage of transport subjects was almost nonexistent.
About the Authors: Martin Jenkins was born and educated in Merseyside. At University he was Chairman of the Liverpool University Public Transport and later the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society. Starting in the 1990s, he researched, directed and narrated over 100 best-selling, transport-related DVDs for Online Video. He was the rst Chairman of UK Charity Online Transport Archive, and is still a trustee. Charles Roberts was born in Wirral, Merseyside, and worked in the bus industry in London, the Midlands and the North East. From 1989 until 2017, he lectured in transport and logistics subjects at Liverpool John Moores University, latterly heading the MSc and BSc programmes in Maritime Management and Logistics. A keen and much-travelled transport enthusiast and photographer, he has previously written six books with Martin Jenkins. He is currently the Chairman of Online Transport Archive.