Category Archives: Snaefell Mountain Railway

Isle of Man 2024 – Spring Photo Charter 19th to 29th April

As an accompaniment to our two Photo Galleries added to the site over the past couple of weeks, David Mee provides us with a diary of what went on over this ten day period.

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 19th May 2024

Part two of the photos from the Isle of Man features this week:

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Full details announced of 2024’s Manx Heritage Transport Festival

The Manx Heritage Transport Festival will be back for 2024 between Tuesday 30th July and Sunday 4th August and whilst its reduced from its eight day spectacular last year (which helped to celebrate 150 years of the Steam Railway and … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2024!

We take another look to see which heritage trams have run in service so far in 2024 on tramways across the British Isles. There has been some movement since we last ran this article with more trams being used at … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 12th May 2024

This week photos come from the Isle of Man in the first of a two part gallery:

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They’ve Run in 2024!

For the first time this year we take a look at which heritage trams have run in service during 2024 across the British Isles. To remind you this article aim to feature which heritage trams have run in passenger service … Continue reading

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Snaefell 1 says goodbye to the blues

After 11 years of running in the original Blue and White livery, Snaefell Mountain Railway 1 has now returned to the more standard Red, White and Teak livery style following a repaint undertaken at the Car Sheds in Laxey. The … Continue reading

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Isle of Man timetables for 2024 released

The timetables due to be operated by the four railways and tramways operated by Isle of Man Railways this year have been released and its pretty much a case of as you were with no major changes planned for any … Continue reading

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Full SYSTRA report released

The full report completed for the Isle of Man government by SYSTRA on the heritage railways and tramways on the island has now been released. Coming around a week after the recommendations had been revealed, the full 95 page report … Continue reading

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SYSTRA Isle of Man Railway report recommendations released

Its been long awaited and finally the report into the future of Isle of Man Railways (including the Steam Railway, Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and Douglas Bay Horse Tramway), which was originally expected in September 2023 is nearly … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2023!

We round-up things of which heritage trams ran in service on tramways in the British Isles during 2023 with a final “They Ran in 2023!”. In truth since we last ran this article at the start of November 2023 there … Continue reading

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The Completely Random A-Z of Trams in the British Isles! I is for Isle of Man

For the letter I it’s a bit of a two for the price of one as we head to the Isle of Man and include two systems in one photo.

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British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2023 – Voting Now Open!

Thank you to all those who took the time to send in nominations for the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2023 – your ideas have helped us to form a shortlist as (for the first time) we look … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 19th November 2023

Its back to the Isle of Man for our latest set of photos:

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They’ve Run in 2023!

With the start of November traditionally the end of most heritage tram operating seasons across the British Isles (with just Beamish and Blackpool now offering the regular chance to ride on a heritage tram over the next couple of months, … Continue reading

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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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