Mann Tram was the forerunner of Manx Transport Review, the current MERS journal. The first issue of Mann Tram edited by George Hearse and dated June 1973, was published in the form of a foolscap newsheet. With increased circulation, from issue No.16 with Mike Goodwyn taking over as editor, Mann Tram was issued in booklet form. The last issue of Mann Tram was published in the Winter of 1982, thereafter the journal was renamed Manx Transport Review to reflect its growing coverage of all Manx transport. A look through copies of Mann Tram now provides a fascinating and unrivalled view of a very turbulent and uncertain period when the future of the MER hung very much in the balance.
Due to heavy demand, archive copies of Mann Tram are now available to view on the MERS Website.