Category Archives: Manx Electric Railway

2024 dates announced for Isle of Man heritage lines

We may still be a few weeks away from the end of the 2023 season but that doesn’t mean its too soon to look ahead to next year as the 2024 operating dates for the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Manx … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 1st October 2023

We’re back with another main site update! After a month’s gap we start our round-up of various tram events which took place in September with photos from the Isle of Man which helped to celebrate 130 years of the Manx … Continue reading

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Tim Crookall returns to be Minister for Infrastructure

Tim Crookall MHK has been reappointed as Minister for Infrastructure in the Isle of Man Government. Mr Crookall previously held the role from October 2021 to June 2022, with this period including one of uncertainty for the Douglas Bay Horse … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manx Electric Railway celebrates 130 years of operation

On 7th September 1893 the Manx Electric Railway (or Douglas and Laxey Coast Electric Tramway as it was then) ran its first public services between Derby Castle in Douglas to Groudle. As we know over the years this line was … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2023!

Having last taken a look at which heritage trams have run in passenger service in British Isles during 2023 at the start of June you’d think almost three months later that there may be quite a few changes? In this … Continue reading

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Isle of Man Diary – 27th to 30th July 2023

Carrying on from last week David Mee takes us through what was happening at the latter end of the Transport Festival between 27th and 30th July 2023.

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 20th August 2023

Its Part Two our pictorial look at the Manx Transport Festival in July as part of this week’s update:

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Isle of Man Diary – 20th to 26th July 2023

With 2023 being promoted as the Year of the Railway on the Isle of Man thanks to two significant anniversaries – 130 years of operation for the Manx Electric Railway and the 150th anniversary of the Isle of Man Steam … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 13th August 2023

This week we have the first part of our look at the Year of the Railways 2023 Transport Festival on the Isle of Man:

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In Pictures: MER Freight Trailer 26 back in use

Thursday 27th July saw another piece of Manx Electric Railway rolling stock return to use – it may not be quite the 50 years between uses as we saw with 19 earlier in the week but Freight Trailer 26 ran … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 21

Today “Picture in Time” is on the Isle of Man as we feature another photo of the Manx Electric Railway from the past.

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In Pictures: MER trailer 19 back in service – for first time in over 50 years!

The Transport Festival on the Isle of Man is now in full swing with eight days of events across the island’s railway and tramway network. The Steam Railway is celebrating 150 years and the Manx Electric Railway has reached 130 … Continue reading

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MER Freight Trailer 26 to return for Year of the Railways Festival!

The Manx Summer Transport Festival is nearly upon us with the eight day event taking place between Sunday 23rd and Sunday 30th July and in the immediate lead-up to the event a few changes to what is happening have been … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 9

In this latest edition of “Picture in Time” we are staying on the Isle of Man as we view another of the trams which still make up the fleet of the Manx Electric Railway.

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Isle of Man Government launch heritage railways consultation

The Isle of Man Government have launched an “Independent Review and Economic Impact Assessment” into the operation of the heritage railways on the island. This obviously includes the Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and Douglas Bay Horse Tramway and … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 2

It is time to move on with “Picture in Time” and with the Manx Electric Railway celebrating its 130th anniversary where better to go for the next few weeks than the Isle of Man? And it’s the Manx Electric Railway … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2023!

Its time for another update of which heritage trams have run in passenger service across the British Isles during 2023. Since our last update there have been more trams running for the first time as we enter a period of … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 4th June 2023

We head to the Isle of Man for this week’s set of photos:

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Trams on TV!

What’s that saying about London buses? You wait ages for one to turn up and then three arrive? Well, the same could be said of trams on television as the past week or so has seen not one, not two … Continue reading

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MER services return to Ramsey Plaza

All Manx Electric Railway services to Ramsey are once again serving the Ramsey Plaza terminus after the completion of trackwork across Parsonage Road. This is the first time trams have been able to regularly run to the main station terminus … Continue reading

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