Category Archives: Manx Electric Railway

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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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 2

Today Picture in Time is back on the Isle of Man as we take a trip to Ramsey and find one of the “oldest trams in the world to still run on their original line” operating over 50 years ago … Continue reading

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Green is the colour!

In 1957 the Manx Electric Railway was nationalised and with this nationalisation came a new livery with green replacing the traditional colours previously seen on the line. To mark the 60th anniversary of this 2017 will see several vehicles on … Continue reading

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Get ready to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway…in 2018!

Now we like early planning but in possibly the earliest announcement of a special event Isle of Man Railways have confirmed that there will be a celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway for a not to … Continue reading

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MER prepares for 2017

No sooner had the 2016 season on the Manx Electric Railway finished then attention was turned to preparing both the fleet and infrastructure for 2017. It is planned that this winter will see a number of repaints with some trams … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 6

We are on the Isle of Man again for today’s Picture in Time image as our archive finds itself in 1977 for a view at Derby Castle.

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 33

Our latest visit to the archives sees us arrive on the Isle of Man once again; this time the year is 1998 and we find ourselves on the Isle of Man Steam Railway but don’t let that location put you … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Just the one Photo Gallery for you this week as we head back to the Isle of Man once again:

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Event Report: Isle of Man Heritage Transport Festival and preceding charters by the Isle of Man Fifty Group, 20th July – 1st August

The Isle of Man is an heritage transport jewel in the middle of the Irish sea. On an island barely 38 miles long and 13 miles wide you can experience three different steam railways, vintage bus, commercial vehicle, car and … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

It may be Tuesday but that doesn’t mean we have forgotten about this week’s main site update as it is now online and includes three more Photo Galleries:

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Event Preview: Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2016

The annual Manx Heritage Transport Festival takes place on the Isle of Man between Wednesday 27th and Sunday 31st July with the usual mix of transport action across the island. As usual the event features the Isle of Man Steam … Continue reading

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MER trailer 58 overhaul approaches completion

On 7th July 2015 Manx Electric Railway trailer 58 of 1904 was involved in a serious derailment at Laxey which had led many at the time to suggest it may never be repaired and that it would join the ranks … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 19

Across the Irish Sea we go to the Isle of Man for today’s installment of Picture in Time. We head back over 50 years to 1963 and find Winter Saloon 19 in action along with a trailer.

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This week on British Trams Online

This week we bring you more photos as part of our main site update:

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Rush Hour on the Railway: 25th – 28th March

The following is a report on the first major transport event on the Isle of Man in 2016 – Rush Hour, running over the long Easter weekend. Circumstances conspired against the event this year with many potential visitors having difficulty … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manx Electric Railway Ratchet Car 14 restoration

The project to return one of the Manx Electric Railway’s “Ratchet” cars (so called because they were not fitted with air brakes and relied on the ratchet hand brake system) to service is continuing at Derby Castle Sheds with no. … Continue reading

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