Category Archives: Snaefell Mountain Railway

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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Picture in Time: Snaefell Mountain Railway 3

The latest edition of Picture in Time heads back to the Isle of Man for some views of Snaefell Mountain Railway 3 in recent times.

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Good news for Snaefell Mountain Railway

After the shock news of the terrible accident involving Snaefell 3 last week, we are pleased to report that the Snaefell Mountain Railway was able to re-open for business on Saturday 2nd April. This followed a closure lasting a few … Continue reading

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Snaefell Mountain Railway no. 3 destroyed after runaway

In one of the most serious incidents on any tramway in the British Isles in recent years Snaefell Mountain Railway no. 3 has been destroyed after running away from the Summit and derailing at Bungalow. Fortunately no staff or passengers … Continue reading

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Guaranteed outings for MER 1 and 2 in 2016

For the first time visitors to the Manx Electric Railway will be able to almost guarantee (subject to the usual caveats) a ride on one of the world’s oldest trams still running on their original system with either 1 or … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 1 and Snaefell Mountain Railway 1

A trip to the Isle of Man beckons for our latest instalment of Picture in Time as we catch up with the original trams of both the Manx Electric Railway and the Snaefell Mountain Railway at Laxey.

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Picture in Time: Snaefell Mountain Railway 1 & 2

We are back across the Irish Sea on the Isle of Man for today’s Picture in Time image as we head to Laxey for an image of two of the trams used on the Snaefell Mountain Railway back in 1992.

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This week on British Trams Online…

We have five new Photo Galleries for you this week as part of the latest main site update:

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Isle of Man 50 Group Charters and Heritage Transport Festival 2015, or A further twelve days on the Isle of Man!

Summarising the main activities on the Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell during private hires by the ‘Isle of Man 50 Group’ and the following Manx Heritage Transport event. David Mee reports.

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Snaefell Mountain Railway to celebrate 120th anniversary

21st August 1895 saw the first public runs of a new railway on the Isle of Man – the Snaefell Mountain Railway. Now 119 years and 364 days later the Railway will be celebrating its 120th anniversary with a series … Continue reading

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It’s almost time: Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2015

The annual Manx Heritage Transport Festival takes place between Wednesday 29th July and Sunday 2nd August with the usual mix of events on the Isle of Man Steam Railway and of more interest to us on this website the Manx … Continue reading

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Manx Heritage Transport Festival – the details

It is now little over a month until the annual Manx Heritage Transport Festival takes place on the Isle of Man which seems an opportune moment for a quick round-up of just what is due to happen and when between … Continue reading

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