Category Archives: Manx Electric Railway

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Tram Picture in Time series will be on the Isle of Man with photos taken during 1979 including some which have been withdrawn from service from a long-time.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