Category Archives: Snaefell Mountain Railway

Services suspended on the Snaefell Mountain Railway

All services have been suspended on the Snaefell Mountain Railway with immediate effect as investigations and rectification work in light of the runaway tram incident earlier this year continue. The runaway incident took place at the start of August and … Continue reading

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More details unveiled for Manx Electric Railway 125 in September 2018

There is often some criticism of how late details of special events are announced but that is not something which can be levelled against plans for the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway as the full itinerary of events … Continue reading

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Over 1300 “incidents” reported on Isle of Man’s Railways in six years

Following a recent Freedom of Information request it has been revealed that there have been 1,352 “safety related incidents” reported on Isle of Man Railway’s since October 2011. These figures include occurrences on the Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway … Continue reading

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Queen’s Baton to go for a ride on trams on the Isle of Man

The Queen’s Baton will visit the Isle of Man on its way to Australia for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and will travel on board two trams during its visit at the start of September.

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This week on British Trams Online

A couple more Photo Galleries have been added to the main site this week:

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Isle of Man 2017: IOM 50 Group visit and Heritage Transport Festival

David Mee reports from the Isle of Man where the Isle of Man 50 Group had their usual private hires immediately before the Manx Heritage Transport Festival with a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the nationalisation of the Manx … Continue reading

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Services resume on Snaefell Mountain Railway

Trams are once again running on the Snaefell Mountain Railway between Laxey and the summit following trials of trams running at reduced speeds on the line. When we last reported on the issue the Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate … Continue reading

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Snaefell Mountain Railway services suspended

The Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate on the Isle of Man have ordered all service on the Snaefell Mountain Railway to be suspended in light of last week’s overrun incident on the line. Services had been running on the … Continue reading

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Brake fault causes SMR tram to overrun Bunaglow stop

An investigation has been launched after a tram on the Snaefell Mountain Railway suffered a fault with its normal braking system which led to it overrunning the stop at Bungalow – and across the road – on a downward trip. … Continue reading

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In Preview: Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2017

The Manx Heritage Transport Festival will be taking place between Wednesday 26th and Sunday 30th July and once again the event will feature special events across the Isle of Man’s many railways and tramways. Highlights on the Manx Electric Railway … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Snaefell Mountain Railway 5

In this instalment of Picture of Time we are featuring the Snaefell Mountain Railway with a view of one of the six vehicles which has carried passengers up to the summit over the years although today it features new bodywork.

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Manx Electric Railway 125th anniversary celebration – more details announced

Whilst most of us are still waiting to find out what is going to happen in 2017 Isle of Man Railways are going one step further by already announcing some outline details of what they will be doing to celebrate … Continue reading

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FoI request shows Snaefell runaway had brake failure

On 30th March 2016 Snaefell Mountain Railway no. 3 ran away from the Summit with no crew or passengers on board before derailing shortly before the stop at Bungalow, leaving the tracks and being more or less destroyed on the … Continue reading

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MER prepares for 2017

No sooner had the 2016 season on the Manx Electric Railway finished then attention was turned to preparing both the fleet and infrastructure for 2017. It is planned that this winter will see a number of repaints with some trams … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Just the one Photo Gallery for you this week as we head back to the Isle of Man once again:

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Event Report: Isle of Man Heritage Transport Festival and preceding charters by the Isle of Man Fifty Group, 20th July – 1st August

The Isle of Man is an heritage transport jewel in the middle of the Irish sea. On an island barely 38 miles long and 13 miles wide you can experience three different steam railways, vintage bus, commercial vehicle, car and … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

It may be Tuesday but that doesn’t mean we have forgotten about this week’s main site update as it is now online and includes three more Photo Galleries:

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Event Preview: Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2016

The annual Manx Heritage Transport Festival takes place on the Isle of Man between Wednesday 27th and Sunday 31st July with the usual mix of transport action across the island. As usual the event features the Isle of Man Steam … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

This week we bring you more photos as part of our main site update:

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Rush Hour on the Railway: 25th – 28th March

The following is a report on the first major transport event on the Isle of Man in 2016 – Rush Hour, running over the long Easter weekend. Circumstances conspired against the event this year with many potential visitors having difficulty … Continue reading

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