Category Archives: Manx Electric Railway

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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Trams in Video: Trams & Electric Railways of the Isle of Man

We are back in 2013 for this edition of “Trams in Video” with footage from the varied systems on the Isle of Man. Amongst the systems we see in operation are the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Manx Electric Railway and … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2020…

As we put 2020 “to bed” we bring you this look at those heritage trams which ran in the British Isles during the calendar year of 2020. Obviously, nowhere near as many trams ran during 2020 as in previous years … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 6

As we complete our small selection of 2010 Manx Electric Railway images we view an incredibly familiar viewpoint.

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 19

Back to the Isle of Man for another 2010 image from the Manx Electric Railway.

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 5+40

We’re a bit more recent than many of the photos in the “Picture in Time” series from today but then who needs an excuse to show some photos from the Manx Electric Railway?

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Tram of the Year 2020 voting now open!

You can now register your votes for the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2020 with the final shortlist now announced in all four categories: Tram (Traditional), Tram (Modern), Tramway and Event of the Year. Some years it is … Continue reading

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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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