Category Archives: Snaefell Mountain Railway

What’s New on British Trams Online?

This week we have photos from the archive again and this time we head across to the Isle of Man in 2001 and 2002:

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A new coat for Snaefell Mountain Railway’s 125th anniversary

The Snaefell Mountain Railway may not be running in its 125th anniversary year – its all gone quiet over the offer by the Manx Electric Railway Society to help fund its operation for short period – but that doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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MERS offer £9,000 to Isle of Man Railways to operate Snaefell Mountain Railway in 125th anniversary year

When announcements were made in July about the Manx Electric Railway and Isle of Man Steam Railway resuming operation in time for the school holidays it was confirmed at the same time that both the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway and … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Photos both old and new are included in our latest main site update:

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Events announced for Virtual Manx Heritage Transport Festival

We already knew that as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic this year’s Manx Heritage Transport Festival had become the second big transport event on the Isle of Man to go virtual but now full details have been announced of … Continue reading

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MER to return!

It has been announced that the Manx Electric Railway (along with the Isle of Man Steam Railway) will return to service later this month having not been running since March as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The MER will … Continue reading

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New stamps released to celebrate Snaefell Mountain Railway anniversary

21st August 2020 marks the 125th anniversary of the Snaefell Mountain Railway and although the Covid-19 pandemic means that the celebrations for this key milestone will have to be scaled back a new set of six stamps has just been … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Trams and Trains on the Isle of Man

Its another “general purpose transport” video today as we are off to the Isle of Man for footage of the various tramways and railways on the island. Included are clips from the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Groudle Glen Railway, Great … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

It’s a Bank Holiday weekend and you know what that means? No, it doesn’t mean there are lots of special tram events – not this year at any rate! – but it means we have a double dose of Photo … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Back into the archives for another double-helping of photos this week:

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

This week we bring you two Photo Galleries as an extra Easter treat.

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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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