Category Archives: Manx Electric Railway

What’s New on British Trams Online?

This week we have photos from the archive again and this time we head across to the Isle of Man in 2001 and 2002:

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Lockdown returns to England – heritage trams suspended again

It was announced late on Saturday 31st October that England will once again be going into a national lockdown in an attempt to supress the spread of the Coronavirus. This means that as from Thursday 5th November – and until … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway Tunnel Car 5 enters the paintshop

With the reduced operating season coming to a conclusion on the Manx Electric Railway (last services for 2020 will run on Sunday 1st November) attention is now starting to turn towards 2021 which will (let’s hope!) be a far better … Continue reading

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Electric Railway sign to be removed from Derby Castle

Anyone who has been to the Isle of Man will know the distinctive Electric Railway sign on the cliffside above Derby Castle Sheds, indeed it can often be the first sight you get of the MER as you arrive on … Continue reading

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Final extension to 2020 operating season on the Manx Electric Railway

The Manx Electric Railway is to operate until 1st November 2020 after a further – and final – extension was announced by Isle of Man Transport. The truncated 2020 season has initially been due to end on 13th September but … Continue reading

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Level crossing collision on the MER

Manx Electric Railway Winter Saloon 19 was involved in a collision with a car on a level crossing at Cornaa on Sunday 20th September. No injuries were reported either on board the tram or in the car (the car had … Continue reading

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Extended season announced for Manx Electric Railway

In a year when everything seems to have been curtailed it is pleasing to be able to report from the shortened Manx Electric Railway season will be extended into October. Originally due to end on Sunday 13th September trams will … Continue reading

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Covid-19 update – heritage systems and museums

Its been a while since we last had a summary of which heritage lines are operating following the continued easing of lockdown restrictions so here we go again! This summary only gives details of those museums/heritage lines which have reopened. … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: A ride on the Manx Electric Railway

In this video we take a ride on board Manx Electric Railway Open Trailer 43 between Derby Castle and Ramsey. With Winter Saloon 20 providing the power and Mail Van 4 also in the consist this is an edited journey … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Photos both old and new are included in our latest main site update:

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MER and VER resume operation as Seaton increases services

As expected Saturday 25th July saw the return to service of both the Manx Electric Railway and Volk’s Electric Railway whilst down in Devon there was a increase in services to a 20 minute frequency.

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Events announced for Virtual Manx Heritage Transport Festival

We already knew that as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic this year’s Manx Heritage Transport Festival had become the second big transport event on the Isle of Man to go virtual but now full details have been announced of … Continue reading

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MER to return!

It has been announced that the Manx Electric Railway (along with the Isle of Man Steam Railway) will return to service later this month having not been running since March as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The MER will … Continue reading

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Maintenance work resumes on the MER

With all services on the Manx Electric Railway having been suspended since the end of Thursday 19th March there was a long period of complete silence on the line but now with a slight relaxation in restrictions on the Isle … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

It’s a Bank Holiday weekend and you know what that means? No, it doesn’t mean there are lots of special tram events – not this year at any rate! – but it means we have a double dose of Photo … Continue reading

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Manx Heritage Transport Festival cancelled – goes online!

It has been confirmed that the second big heritage transport event on the Isle of Man of the year has been cancelled with the Manx Heritage Transport Festival following Rush Hour on the Railways as going online. The Virtual Transport … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Back into the archives for another double-helping of photos this week:

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

This week we bring you two Photo Galleries as an extra Easter treat.

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Rush Hour on the Railways goes online!

One of the first high-profile special events to be cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak was the Isle of Man’s Rush Hour on the Railways which was due to take place over the four days of the long … Continue reading

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Heritage organisations start to shut down after latest government advice **updated 20th March**

The situation with closures and changes to openings of heritage tramways and museums continues to change rapidly as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to make itself felt. It is inevitable, sensible and understandable that these decisions have to be made and … Continue reading

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