Category Archives: Manx Electric Railway

Another Crossbench set for return on the MER

Whilst 2019 is looking like being the year of the returning trailer on the Manx Electric Railway (37, 49 and 54 all due to back in action in time for the Manx Heritage Transport Festival in July) looking further ahead … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Horse trams and diesels run on Horse Tramway

Last month when preparations for the return of services on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway were in full swing there were a couple of visitors to the newly laid rails. We have previously seen the Manx Electric Railway works diesel … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Horse trams move home – with an interloper

We may still wait the start of horse tram service in Douglas but it is getting closer with the transport of the first of the operational horse trams to their temporary home for 2019. 29, 42 and 45 were all … Continue reading

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Trailer 36 moves to Laxey

It’s all about the trailers on the Manx Electric Railway at the moment with the plan that by the time of the Heritage Transport Festival in late July three will be returned to service – including 54 which had last … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Photo Charter on the Isle of Man

At the end of April and start of May there was a David Williams Photo Charter on the Isle of Man giving opportunities for staged photography of the island’s railways and tramways. Whilst it was mainly centred on the Steam … Continue reading

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Collision in Laxey

Manx Electric Railway Tunnel Car 6 was involved in a collision with a car in Laxey as it was heading north to Ramsey on Monday 6th May. The incident happened at the junction of Mines Road and Dumbell Terrace shortly … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 2

Today if you mention either of the remaining original motors built for the Manx Electric Railway you think about how they are marketed as the world’s oldest trams and treated as such. But head back into the last century and … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 20

1979 remains the year as we again visit the Isle of Man for another image from the past. This time around it is a Winter Saloon which comes across the camera.

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In Pictures: Behind the Scenes at Derby Castle Sheds

One of the highlights of practically any tram event is the chance to see “behind the scenes” of a depot whether that be on the Isle of Man at Derby Castle or Laxey or at Blackpool’s Rigby Road Depot. And … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rush Hour on the Railways ends in style

The first enthusiast event of 2019 on the Isle of Man is now over with the four-day Rush Hour on the Railways concluding on Easter Monday, 22nd April. The Manx Electric Railway again played a significant part in the event … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rush Hour on the Railways continues

Day two of Rush Hour on the Railways – Saturday 20th April – didn’t feature any pre-advertised events on the Manx Electric Railway with the main concentration of the day on the Isle of Man Steam Railway but that didn’t … Continue reading

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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

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 5

Staying on the Isle of Man for our latest dip into the archives with an image showing one of the hard working Tunnel Cars in 1979.

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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

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 55

For the next few weeks our Traditional Tram Picture in Time series will be on the Isle of Man with photos taken during 1979 including some which have been withdrawn from service from a long-time.

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Progress continues on returning trailers to service on the MER

One of the highlights of 2019 on the Manx Electric Railway looks set to be the return to service of three trailers – including 54 which last ran in passenger service back in 1971, by our calculation that’s 48 years … Continue reading

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Season’s start on the MER and at Crich

A sure sign that Spring has almost sprung is the return of more tramways for another season of operation – Saturday 16th March saw two more lines start their 2019 season, those at Crich and on the Manx Electric Railway.

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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

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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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