Category Archives: Manx Electric Railway

They’ve Run in 2021!

This is our early September update to keep tabs on which trams have run on heritage tramways across the British Isles so far during 2021. There hasn’t been a huge amount of movement in the past month although Beamish has … Continue reading

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Details confirmed for Manx Heritage Winter Transport Festival

As announced during the Mini Manx Heritage Transport Festival at the end of July/start of August, this October will see a new event on the Isle of Man – the Manx Heritage Winter Transport Festival. Taking place from 27th to … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 14th August 2021

Our main site update this week includes photos from the Isle of Man and Blackpool (its different sets of photos but is the same places as last week!) along with our usual Fleet List updates:

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Manx Electric Railway service report: 30th July to 1st August

With the Mini Manx Heritage Transport Festival taking place between Friday 30th July and Sunday 1st August this is a report on the output on the Manx Electric Railway during this period along with details of the Snaefell Mountain Railway … Continue reading

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Winter Transport Festival to come on the Isle of Man

After the success of the recent Mini Manx Heritage Transport Festival it has now been announced that there will be an extra winter Transport Festival on the Isle of Man – although strictly speaking its taking place in the autumn!

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They’ve Run in 2021!

Its time for another check-in to see which heritage trams have run so far during 2021. This list includes those trams which have either run in passenger service or some other type of public use (such as tram driving experiences). … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 7th August 2021

This week we have new photos coming from Blackpool and the Isle of Man as part of our latest “main site” update:

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Manx Electric Railway service report: 22nd to 29th July

David Mee has recently spent some time on the Isle of Man and in this report we see what was out on the Manx Electric Railway (and Snaefell Mountain Railway) in the week between 22nd and 29th July. It includes … Continue reading

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Crossbench 16 derails on the MER

Manx Electric Railway services didn’t run to Ramsey on the morning of Saturday 17th July to allow for track maintenance to take place. It later transpired that the maintenance was required after Crossbench 16 had derailed at Lewaigue the previous … Continue reading

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Introducing the Mini Manx Heritage Transport Festival!

The past 18 months have been a case of restrictions introduced, events cancelled or severely scaled back so its always nice to bring some positive news as Isle of Man Transport have confirmed that a three day Mini Manx Heritage … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021!

We take another look at which heritage trams have run so far in 2021 – either in passenger service or other public use (such as tram driving experiences). As always this is what we understand to be the complete picture … Continue reading

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Reminder: Zoom presentations on the tramways and railways of the Isle of Man

Remember for those of you interested in the Zoom presentations on the tramway and railways of the Isle of Man they will be taking place on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th July. Anyone can join the rehearsal showings at 2000 … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway announce summer operating dates

Whilst the Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway have been running since May we had only known operating dates up until July but that has now changed with confirmation of the plans up until mid-September being recently released. This … Continue reading

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Heritage Tramways – updated list of operating dates

As more areas of society continue to be opened up we thought it was time for another summary of which heritage tramways are currently operating and why. This list should (if I’ve remembered everywhere!) include details of all operating heritage … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021

With more heritage tramways starting to run for the first time in 2021 its time for another update of the complete list of heritage trams which have run during the year across the British Isles. As usual this is what … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021…

It’s back! With heritage tramways having been running again for over a month this is a combined list of all the heritage trams which have run in service during 2021. Although only a few tramways have run so far we … Continue reading

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Updated list of Heritage Tramways planned operation for 2021

This is the latest list of when you can enjoy a ride on a heritage tram across the British Isles in 2021. Updated up to and including Monday 26th April this list only includes those tramways which have announced an … Continue reading

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Appeal launched to restore Laxey Goods Shed

Volunteers from the Manx Electric Railway and Great Laxey Mine Railway have launched an appeal to help restore the historic Manx Electric Railway Laxey Goods Shed – which has been the base of the volunteers for a number of high … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway announce the start of a new season

For anyone on the Isle of Man who has been missing their fix of the Isle of Man Transport run heritage railways and tramways the news they have been waiting for is in – services will resume on the Manx … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 28th February 2021

There is a double helping of photos this week as we head back in time to 2003 and 2004 on the Isle of Man as well as taking another look at the current trackworks in Blackpool:

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