Category Archives: Manx Electric Railway

Crossbench 16 derails on the MER

Manx Electric Railway services didn’t run to Ramsey on the morning of Saturday 17th July to allow for track maintenance to take place. It later transpired that the maintenance was required after Crossbench 16 had derailed at Lewaigue the previous … Continue reading

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Introducing the Mini Manx Heritage Transport Festival!

The past 18 months have been a case of restrictions introduced, events cancelled or severely scaled back so its always nice to bring some positive news as Isle of Man Transport have confirmed that a three day Mini Manx Heritage … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021!

We take another look at which heritage trams have run so far in 2021 – either in passenger service or other public use (such as tram driving experiences). As always this is what we understand to be the complete picture … Continue reading

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Reminder: Zoom presentations on the tramways and railways of the Isle of Man

Remember for those of you interested in the Zoom presentations on the tramway and railways of the Isle of Man they will be taking place on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th July. Anyone can join the rehearsal showings at 2000 … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway announce summer operating dates

Whilst the Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway have been running since May we had only known operating dates up until July but that has now changed with confirmation of the plans up until mid-September being recently released. This … Continue reading

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Heritage Tramways – updated list of operating dates

As more areas of society continue to be opened up we thought it was time for another summary of which heritage tramways are currently operating and why. This list should (if I’ve remembered everywhere!) include details of all operating heritage … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021

With more heritage tramways starting to run for the first time in 2021 its time for another update of the complete list of heritage trams which have run during the year across the British Isles. As usual this is what … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021…

It’s back! With heritage tramways having been running again for over a month this is a combined list of all the heritage trams which have run in service during 2021. Although only a few tramways have run so far we … Continue reading

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Updated list of Heritage Tramways planned operation for 2021

This is the latest list of when you can enjoy a ride on a heritage tram across the British Isles in 2021. Updated up to and including Monday 26th April this list only includes those tramways which have announced an … Continue reading

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Appeal launched to restore Laxey Goods Shed

Volunteers from the Manx Electric Railway and Great Laxey Mine Railway have launched an appeal to help restore the historic Manx Electric Railway Laxey Goods Shed – which has been the base of the volunteers for a number of high … Continue reading

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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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