Category Archives: Manx Electric Railway

Operating seasons end across the British Isles

As has become traditional the first weekend in November usually brings an end to heritage tramway operating seasons and 2017 has been no different. We have already seen what happened at the end of the season at both Crich and … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 2

In this edition of Picture in Time we are on the Isle of Man as we take a look at one of the “oldest trams in the world” in action over 24 years ago.

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MER to finally resume service

After Storm Ophelia hit the western part of the British Isles it seemed that normal services would resume on both Luas and the Manx Electric Railway from Wednesday 18th October. However although Luas was back to normal after its hiatus … Continue reading

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Ophelia does her worst causing Luas and MER suspensions

Services on both Luas and the Manx Electric Railway were hit by ex-Hurricane Ophelia at the start of the week with no trams able to run for large periods of time, firstly due to safety fears and then because of … Continue reading

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More details unveiled for Manx Electric Railway 125 in September 2018

There is often some criticism of how late details of special events are announced but that is not something which can be levelled against plans for the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway as the full itinerary of events … Continue reading

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Over 1300 “incidents” reported on Isle of Man’s Railways in six years

Following a recent Freedom of Information request it has been revealed that there have been 1,352 “safety related incidents” reported on Isle of Man Railway’s since October 2011. These figures include occurrences on the Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 5

It is a wet day on the Isle of Man in today’s edition of Picture in Time with a view of a motor and trailer from 1992.

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This week on British Trams Online

A couple more Photo Galleries have been added to the main site this week:

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Isle of Man 2017: IOM 50 Group visit and Heritage Transport Festival

David Mee reports from the Isle of Man where the Isle of Man 50 Group had their usual private hires immediately before the Manx Heritage Transport Festival with a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the nationalisation of the Manx … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 42

We are back over to the Isle of Man for this instalment of Picture in Time with a view of one of the Manx Electric Railway trailers, no. 42.

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In Preview: Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2017

The Manx Heritage Transport Festival will be taking place between Wednesday 26th and Sunday 30th July and once again the event will feature special events across the Isle of Man’s many railways and tramways. Highlights on the Manx Electric Railway … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 16

Another edition of Picture in Time takes us across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man for a photo from the Manx Electric Railway.

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MER Winter Saloon 22 suffers fire

Manx Electric Railway Winter Saloon 22 – a vehicle not exactly a stranger to fire – suffered a fire whilst in service on Monday 15th May close to Ballaglass Glen causing disruption to services and passengers to be transferred to … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 9

This edition of Picture in Time returns to the Isle of Man and we find ourselves on the Manx Electric Railway once again with a duo of images showing illuminated Tunnel Car no. 9.

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Event Preview: Rush Hour on the Railways – Isle of Man

Now an established part of the operating season across the Isle of Man’s various railways and tramways, Rush Hour on the Railways will once again be taking place over the Easter weekend. This time the four day spectacular will be … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway early season update

It’s been a while since we last had an update on recent events on the Manx Electric Railway where services resumed for another season on 9th March and have been continuing early season operations since – including the return of … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway – Derby Castle

The Isle of Man is the location for our archive photo as part of Picture in Time today as we find ourselves at Derby Castle, Douglas in 1993.

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 20

It’s time for another edition of Picture in Time as we delve into the archives and today find ourselves on the Isle of Man in 1992. The tram feature in this edition is Manx Electric Railway Winter Saloon 20.

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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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Repaints continue on the MER

As previously reported on these pages the workshops at Derby Castle have been very busy over the winter period with repaints aplenty underway ahead of an exciting year of new looks for various cars in 2017.

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