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Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2017

David Hennessey has been a regular attendee at the Heritage Railway Festivals over the years. Once again David has kindly made video footage available, click HERE to view this years events involving the Manx Electric Railway.

Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2016

Over the years David Hennessey has been a regular visitor to the Island during the Manx Heritage Transport Festivals. David has kindly made photographs from this year’s event available to the Manx Electric Railway Society for use on the website. Isle of Man Railways staged a Mixed Gauge Extravaganz…

Colin Clifton - Falcon Cliff Lift

Colin Clifton has kindly supplied the following views of the Falcon Cliff lift which were taken in 1988, just a couple of years before it closed down for good. Falcon Cliff Lift is a closed, 5 ft (1,524 mm) gauge cliff railway, just off the promenade at Douglas on the Isle of Man, which was built t…

Neil Clifton

The following selection of colour views were taken during August 1964 by Neil Clifton and feature both the Manx Electric and Isle of Man Railways. Copyright remains with Neil Clifton. Isle of Man Railway ex-County Donegal railcars 19/20 rest outside Douglas workshops, August 8, 1964. Manx Electric…

Owain Lewis

Owain Lewis has kindly made the following images available which were taken during a trip to the Island in July 2016 which coincided with Manx National Week. Owian made journey on the Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountan Railway and the Isle of Man Railway. Car 6 and Trailer 41 shunt in Ramsey S…

Mike Jones

MER Society member Mike Jones has kindly provided the following views from 2010 & 2011, depicting some of the exhibits then on display at the Jurby Transport Museum. Since the photographs were taken, 20,34,65,83,84,97 and 665 have moved on to pastures new and are no longer resident at the museum. I…

Caroline Matthews

I have a few MER photos taken on a recent holiday which might be suitable for addition to the contributors' pages, including some unusual workings (single line working and the tower wagon in use). MER 52 Howstrake 24th June 2015 MER 52 Howstrake 24th June 2015 MER 52 Howstrake 24th June 2015 MER 22…

Chris Rowe

Chris Rowe has kindly submitted the following photos of the Manx Electric Railway taken during July 2012. (Photo: Chris Rowe)

George Gardiner

The Manx Electric Railway celebrated its Centenary in 1993 for which a 'Year of Railways' was staged by the line's operator. This encompassed not only the MER, but also all of the Island's vintage transport and generated many thousands of additional passengers. Indeed the whole Island benefited fro…

IOMT photos by George Gardiner

Isle of Man Transport's bus fleet has included a wide variety of vehicles over the years, especially during the 1980's when numerous secondhand purchases were regularly acquired. Things changed at the end of the decade, when a start was made to rid the fleet of older buses and replace with new and…

John Halsall

Transport enthusiast John Halsall had been visiting the Island for many years and was on the Island immediately after the railway had changed ownership, and has kindly submitted the following views of the railway taken during June 1957. The pictures clearly show the latter days of company operation…

Kevin Lewin

Kevin Lewin has kindly sent in these views of the Island's shipping scene during 2003, comprising some of the vessels of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company as well as Captain Steven Carter's well known small passenger vessel MV KARINA. Copyright for each view remains with the photographer.

Michael Skehan

Michael Skehan has kindly sent in the following views - the first two taken during 2003, the third taken early in 2004, the fourth was captured during June 2004, whilst the fifth and sixth were taken on Sunday, May 27, 2007. Copyright for each view remains with the photographer.

Tony Quine

The following views have been sent in by Tony Quine and depict two of the 2002 batch of East Lancs Myllennium bodied DAFs from the batch 54-57/76-81. This batch are outwardly similar to 89 - 98 which were delivered in 2001. However, they have a different chassis designation to reflect their updated…

Ali's Pics

"Whatever he's being paid it's not enough…" That's as maybe. Hoistline's Merlo - 30:16 is seen here in action on Laxey's Glen Roy viaduct on Monday 13 April 2015. Its part of Isle of Man Transport's ongoing mission to maintain the myriad of - often unseen - structures that support the railway betwe…

David Hennessey

Thank you to David Hennessey for providing the following photographs and captions which feature a cross section of Manx transport. Snaefell Mountain Railway: Car 6 approaches Summit station. Photo taken on Wednesday 30th July 2014 The Ramsey Pier's Planet Hibbered and coach, on a rare outing from t…

Ray Stanfield

Seen arriving off the boat on Tuesday March 24th is Ribble Leyland Leopard 465. It joins a growing number of preserved vehicles arriving on the Island, this one by John Davis. It had been towed to Heysham behind a PD2 tow bus, and was driven on to the Ben-My-Chree before making the short journey to…

Seaton Tramway

Attracting many tens of thousands of passengers each year, the Seaton Tramway is a 3-mile narrow gauge mainly tourist system linking the coastal town of that name with the attractive inland villages of Colyford and Colyton via the beautiful Axe Valley.

Jon Wornham

As part of the Manx Heritage Transport Festival, the Manx Electric Railway operated an intensive service on Sunday 2nd August 2015. The following cars saw use in passenger service during the day:- 1 & 51, 5 & 41, 7 & 48, 9 & 46, 16 & 60, 19 & 40, 20 & 44, 21, 32 & 57. In addition, Car 22 performed…

The Society

Originally formed in 1973, the MANX ELECTRIC RAILWAY SOCIETY is charged with the express purpose of…

Manx Electric Railway

THE pioneer electric tramway between Derby Castle, Douglas and Groudle Glen opened on September 7,…

Snaefell Mountain Railway

The only vehicles that can reach the summit of the island’s highest peak and only mountain are the…

Douglas Tramways

The Douglas Bay Horse & Upper Douglas Cable Tramways.

DHMD Tramway

THE only Standard (4'-8½" 1435mm) tramway in the Island extended for four spectacular miles along t…

Isle of Man Railway

THE present 15.37-mile steam railway line from Douglas to Port Erin is the last remaining part of t…

Buses and Coaches

THE first motor char-a-bancs in the Island were operated by the Manx Electric Railway Co., which us…

Shipping

The shipping scene in and around the Isle of Man

Aviation

Air services to and from the Isle of Man

Other Manx Transport

Other Tramways, Railways and Transport Oddities

Contributors' Pages

A page designed for photographic contributions sent to the Manx Electric Railway Society website.

All About The Isle of Man

For quick though superficial reference to many of the aspects of the Island's history generally cov…

Year of Railways 1993

The success of the year in general and many of the events in particular will be no surprise to read…

Useful Addresses

Isle of Man Newpapers Publishing House Peel Road Douglas Isle of Man IM1 5PZ Email [email protected]

Links

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