Category Archives: Snaefell Mountain Railway

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.

Posted in Picture in Time, Snaefell Mountain Railway | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Snaefell Mountain Railway | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Event Reviews, Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway | Comments Off

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

Posted in Event Previews, Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway | Comments Off

Runaway Snaefell car was travelling and nearly four times line speed

Ever since Snaefell Mountain Railway 2 overshot Bungalow Station in August 2017 with passengers on board there has been a lot of speculation as to what happened, not helped by the apparent secrecy of the Health and Safety at Work … Continue reading

Posted in Snaefell Mountain Railway | 4 Comments

Details announced for 2019 Manx Heritage Transport Festival

It may still only be March but that doesn’t mean it is too soon for details of what will be happening at the 2019 Manx Heritage Transport Festival to be announced. Traditionally one of the earliest events of the year … Continue reading

Posted in Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Event Previews, Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway | Comments Off

Failsafe brakes must be installed on Snaefell ahead of 2019 season

It has now transpired that the Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate have ordered the Department of Infrastructure to fit failsafe brakes onto the trams of the Snaefell Mountain Railway before the 2019 season can start. The news has only … Continue reading

Posted in Snaefell Mountain Railway | Comments Off

Heritage tramways on Isle of Man continue to be popular

2018 was another successful year for the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway with increased passenger numbers recorded throughout the year on all lines. Indeed, of those lines operated by Isle of Man Railways the … Continue reading

Posted in Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway | 1 Comment

September Review – Isle of Man: No. 30 – The MER and SMR meet again

We are back at Laxey today as we once again look at some images showing both the Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway together in the station.

Posted in Manx Electric Railway, September 2018 Review, Snaefell Mountain Railway | Comments Off

September Review – Isle of Man: No. 25 – The MER meets the SMR

Happy Christmas everyone! It may be Christmas Day but that doesn’t mean the updates stop! In the first of our return to September photographic series of the day we head to Laxey Station for some views of the Manx Electric … Continue reading

Posted in Manx Electric Railway, September 2018 Review, Snaefell Mountain Railway | Comments Off

September Review – Isle of Man: No. 21 – Don’t forget the Snaefell Mountain Railway!

Of the three tramways on the Isle of Man the Snaefell Mountain Railway was the one which didn’t participate too much in events (save for the three no. 1s at Laxey on 2nd September) but that doesn’t mean we are … Continue reading

Posted in September 2018 Review, Snaefell Mountain Railway | Comments Off

Department of Infrastructure fined £18,000 for Snaefell runaway incident

Isle of Man’s Department of Infrastructure has been fined £18,000 plus costs after admitting to five health and safety breaches regarding the August 2017 incident which saw a tram run out of control down the mountain, overshooting the stop at … Continue reading

Posted in Snaefell Mountain Railway | Comments Off

This week on British Trams Online

We conclude our coverage from the Isle of Man and the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway events including images in the immediate aftermath:

Posted in Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Manx Electric Railway, Site News, Snaefell Mountain Railway | Comments Off

Storm Ali makes its mark

Storm season is upon us with Storm Ali causing major disruption across the northern part of the British Isles including service suspension on tramways in Dublin and on the Isle of Man.

Posted in Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Dublin Luas, Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway | 2 Comments

This week on British Trams Online

As you can tell from just below this article the start of our coverage from the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway events is now online. In this update we cover the first four days of events – huge … Continue reading

Posted in Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Manx Electric Railway, Site News, Snaefell Mountain Railway | Comments Off

Event Review: MER 125 gets off to a soggy start

Opening in 1893 between Douglas and Groudle, the Manx Electric Railway celebrated its 125th anniversary with a week long special event at the start of September – and what an event it was! Trams returning to service, cavalcades, intensive services, … Continue reading

Posted in Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Event Reviews, Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway | Comments Off

Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary: Day 2 – Sunday 2nd September

Day 2 of the MER 125th Anniversary events sees the big birthday party at Laxey with the three 1s on display for photos for much of the day along with a chance to see behind the scenes at Laxey Car … Continue reading

Posted in Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Event Previews, Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway | Comments Off

Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 1 moves to Laxey

The preparations for the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway events – which start on Saturday 1st September and continue through until Saturday 8th September – are continuing on the Isle of Man with another key piece of the … Continue reading

Posted in Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway | Comments Off

In Preview: Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary – 7 days to go!

If you’ve been living under a rock so far this year you may have missed the news that the Manx Electric Railway will be celebrating its 125th Anniversary with a very special week long celebration between Saturday 1st and Saturday … Continue reading

Posted in Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Event Previews, Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway | Comments Off

This week on British Trams Online

We continue our look at the transport events on the Isle of Man in July as part of this week’s main site update:

Posted in Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Manx Electric Railway, Site News, Snaefell Mountain Railway | Comments Off