Category Archives: Snaefell Mountain Railway

Heritage organisations start to shut down after latest government advice **updated 20th March**

The situation with closures and changes to openings of heritage tramways and museums continues to change rapidly as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to make itself felt. It is inevitable, sensible and understandable that these decisions have to be made and … Continue reading

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Steam to return to the MER as part of 2020 Heritage Transport Festival

No sooner do we report on the Rush Hour on the Railway events then Isle of Man Transport release the details the Manx Heritage Transport Festival taking place between 29th July and 2 August! Alongside many of the usually popular … Continue reading

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Strathallan Depot to be officially opened as part of Rush Hour on the Railways

The first of two big general transport events on the Isle of Man for 2020 will see the official opening of the new Douglas Bay Horse Tramway Depot at Strathallan. Rush Hour on the Railways takes place over the Easter … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Snaefell Mountain Railway 2

For one final time in this batch we head to the Isle of Man and the Snaefell Mountain Railway during 1979.

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Significant fall recorded in tram passengers on the Isle of Man

After the past few years have seen increases in passenger numbers on the Isle of Man’s main tramways and railways, 2019 has seen a significant fall in all three tramways with just the Steam Railway seeing a rise. Many reasons … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Snaefell Mountain Railway 2

Its 1979 again as we return to the Isle of Man’s Snaefell Mountain Railway for an archive image.

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Picture in Time: Snaefell Mountain Railway 5

We are again on the Isle of Man in the 1970s for this week’s traditional tram archive image with the Snaefell Mountain Railway again featuring.

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Picture in Time: Snaefell Mountain Railway 3

We stay with the Snaefell Mountain Railway for this week’s non-Blackpool traditional tram archive photo as we head back to a time when the Mountain cars went onto the MER for maintenance.

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Picture in Time: Snaefell Mountain Railway 4

With 2020 marking the 125th anniversary of the Snaefell Mountain Railway we step across to the Isle of Man for this edition of “Picture in Time” and head up to the summit some 60 years ago.

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Ian Longworth back in charge at Isle of Man Transport

At the end of 2018 it was announced that Isle of Man Director of Transport Ian Longworth would be stepping down from his role as he started to prepare for retirement with a reduced hours job to manage Department of … Continue reading

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They ran in 2019…

Bringing 2019 to a close – its all looking forward from here on in! – we take one final look at those trams which ran on heritage tramways during the year. As far as we know this is a complete … Continue reading

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2020 timetable released on the Isle of Man

One thing you can always be sure of nowadays is that the planned timetables for the main three tramways and railways on the Isle of Man will be released nice and early and that is certainly the case again with … Continue reading

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Horse trams to return for last weekend of season

In an unexpected development, Isle of Man Transport have announced that the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway will run once more this year after all with service operating on both Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November. With the island’s other heritage … Continue reading

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In Review: Isle of Man Heritage Transport Festival – July 2019

Every July Isle of Man Transport run a five day Heritage Transport event showcasing their four systems: Isle of Man Steam Railway, Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and Manx Electric Railway. Ably supported by the volunteers at Groudle … Continue reading

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All the Stations reach the Isle of Man

Earlier this year we reported on the All the Stations team who travelled to Ireland and included all stops on Luas as part of their overall trip which also included all railway stations in the country as well. This followed … Continue reading

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In Preview: Manx Heritage Transport Festival – 24th to 28th July

The second and biggest transport event of the year on the Isle of Man is just a week away! The Manx Heritage Transport Festival takes place this year between Wednesday 24th and Sunday 28th July with events across the island … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Aachen 1010

Staying on the Isle of Man for this week’s Traditional Tram archive photo we feature a tram which was never purchased to operate on the island but was used to provide parts to update the equipment on the Snaefell cars.

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In Pictures: Snaefell Mountain Railway during Rush Hour on the Railways

So we don’t exclude the third tramway on the Isle of Man in this article we feature images from the Snaefell Mountain Railway showing the current sights of this line. As we have reported previously the operational trams have now … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Parallel run gets Rush Hour on the Railways off and running

Now firmly part of the special events calendar on the Isle of Man, Rush Hour on the Railways is a four day event taking place over the long Easter weekend with plenty to see and do across the island’s heritage … Continue reading

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In Preview: Rush Hour on the Railways – Isle of Man

The first of the two special events on Isle of Man Railways takes place over the Easter weekend – Rush Hour on the Railways. Featuring not only the Manx Electric Railway but also the Isle of Man Steam Railway this … Continue reading

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