One of the Manx Electric Railway Winter Saloons suffered minor damage on Tuesday 4th
September following an incident with a bin lorry in Groudle. The exact circumstances of the incident are not known but what is known is that MER Winter Saloon 19 was on a journey from Douglas to Ramsey when it came to hit a bin lorry on the Groudle Road crossing on King Edward Road, Groudle.
A photo on the Isle of Man Today website (http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/manx-electric-railway-tram-in-collision-with-bin-wagon-1-4901009) shows that the bin lorry came off a lot worse than the tram with a large dent in the front. Almost 80 passengers were on board the tram (which was running with a trailer) but no injuries were reported and they were returned to the Station by bus before the service resumed with the next scheduled departure. 19 received no serious damage with just a few paint scratches on the front corner of the tram.
The Isle of Man Police are now conducting an investigation into what caused the incident.