Category Archives: Snaefell Mountain Railway

In Preview: Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2018

For obvious reasons a lot of attention has gone towards the September events for the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway this year but let’s not forget that the annual Manx Heritage Transport Festival also takes place with the … Continue reading

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Record breaking TT period on the Isle of Man

The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway have all enjoyed record breaking TT periods with more passengers carried combining with the steam railway and Bus Vannin for a 14% increase compared to 2017.

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Yet more poor weather causes problems (**updated 3rd April**)

It seems to be a never-ending winter weather wise – even though we are now officially in spring! – and Monday 2nd April (a Bank Holiday, of course, which means we probably shouldn’t be too surprised the weather isn’t exactly … Continue reading

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Snaefell Mountain Railway and Douglas Bay Horse Tramway start another season

Despite doubts expressed whether the Snaefell Mountain Railway would reopen at the start of 2018 the first services to the Summit were operated on Good Friday, 30th March – a day later than planned but it now seems to be … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Snaefell Mountain Railway 4

Today we feature an image from the Snaefell Mountain Railway shortly after nationalisation.

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Snaefell Mountain Railway on track for reopening on schedule?

The continuing saga of whether the Snaefell Mountain Railway will be able to resume operation from the end of March has taken another turn with a report in the Railway Herald seeming to confirm that despite claims to the contrary … Continue reading

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Is the Snaefell Mountain Railway under an official prohibition notice?

Reports on the Isle of Man have suggested that the Snaefell Mountain Railway is under an official prohibition notice preventing its operation. This news has only just come into the public sphere but currently no official confirmation has been given … Continue reading

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Douglas 1 heads to Laxey as preparations continue for MER 125 events

It may still be seven months away but preparations are already underway for the Manx Electric Railway 125 events which take place between 1st and 8th September. One of the early highlights looks set to be the unique operation of … Continue reading

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Open trams for MER and evening service for Douglas in 2018

Isle of Man Railways have released details of the 2018 timetables for the Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway, Douglas Bay Horse Tramway and, although out of our scope, the Isle of Man Steam Railway. The regular pattern of different … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Snaefell Mountain Railway 2

In this edition of Picture in Time we are back on the Isle of Man for an image from the Snaefell Mountain Railway in 1992.

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Record breaking year for Isle of Man Railways

Despite a year that might be described as difficult especially in respect of the Snaefell Mountain Railway, Isle of Man Transport have announced that 2017 saw record passenger numbers carried across the four railways and tramways they operate. The Isle … Continue reading

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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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