Category Archives: Manx Electric Railway

Another busy winter at Derby Castle Works

Each winter the Manx Electric Railway may close to the public but that doesn’t mean everyone takes a break until the following spring – far from it! Once again this winter Derby Castle Sheds have been a hive of activity … Continue reading

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Details announced for Isle of Man’s Rush Hour on the Railways 2019

It’s a surreal sight for us to see an official leaflet publicising a major event celebrating the fact that the Manx Electric Railway won the British Trams Online Tramway of the Year for 2018 but that is exactly what greets … Continue reading

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As you were on the MER for 2019

The timetable for the Manx Electric Railway – and the Snaefell Mountain Railway and Isle of Man Steam Railway – has been released and it is very much a case of as you were with very limited changes in the … Continue reading

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A trio of wins for Manx Electric Railway in Tram of the Year!

To be fair it was always likely to be a case of how big the win would be in the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2018 and so it turned out with the Manx Electric Railway winning three … Continue reading

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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

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September Review – Isle of Man: No. 31 – One final looks at the Crossbenches

And so with it being the last day of December we reach the conclusion of this series looking at events on the Isle of Man during the MER 125th anniversary. And for this edition we once again feature the Crossbench … Continue reading

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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.

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September Review – Isle of Man: No. 28 – Even more good vehicles out

For the third time in this series we feature the goods vehicles of the Manx Electric Railway as they see use during the events week (and slightly beyond!). This time around we feature not only the vans – 4 and … Continue reading

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September Review – Isle of Man: No. 27 – The second oldest tram in the world

1 and 2 are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records jointly as the oldest trams running on their original system but surely one must be a bit newer than the other! It may not be the case that … Continue reading

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September Review – Isle of Man: No. 26 – More Tunnel Cars in service

Leftover Turkey may be on the menu for you today but to take your thoughts away from that we bring you more photos from September’s Manx Electric Railway 125th anniversary week. This time around we once again feature the Tunnel … Continue reading

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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

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September Review – Isle of Man: No. 24 – More Solo Motors

Today as we continue our look back at September’s goings on, on the Isle of Man, we once again take a look at some motors in action – just as darkness starts to take hold.

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September Review – Isle of Man: No. 23 – Shunting at Derby Castle sheds

Today we are heading up to Derby Castle Sheds to view some trams being shunted around the yard at various times during the events week (and beyond!). And its not only MER cars being moved…

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September Review – Isle of Man: No. 22 – Another look at MER trailers

Once again today we are featuring the Manx Electric Railway trailer as we take a look at three of the lesser used fully enclosed trailers.

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September Review – Isle of Man: No. 20 – More Wagons in action

Today we are taking another look at some of the Wagons and Vans of the Manx Electric Railway out on the mainline over the anniversary events week.

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September Review – Isle of Man: No.19 – Tunnel Cars in service

Often used on the main service in addition to the Winter Saloons there remain four Tunnel Cars available for service and they are all in regular operation today on the Manx Electric Railway.

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September Review – Isle of Man: No. 17 – More Crossbench action

The Crossbench Car on the Manx Electric Railway is always a popular choice on a warm sunny day, or indeed even if it isn’t quite as warm and sunny! And it is those Crossbench Cars that we feature in today’s … Continue reading

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September Review – Isle of Man: No. 16 – Down at Derby Castle Sheds

Derby Castle Sheds have been the home of the Manx Electric Railway for 125 years. Much expanded from the original 1893 building they are now home to the vast majority of the surviving MER fleet with only Laxey Car Sheds … Continue reading

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September Review – Isle of Man: No. 15 – Another look at some of the MER trailers

For the second time in this series we concentrate on the trailers performing a valuable service to MER.

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September Review – Isle of Man: No. 14 – Solo Motors

The normal many have of the Manx Electric Railway is of motor and trailer working together but it is also a fairly common occurrence during quieter periods for motors to run solo which also have the major advantage of speeding … Continue reading

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