Category Archives: Manx Electric 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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Manx Electric Railway starts its 131st season!

The Manx Electric Railway has become the latest tramway to start running for another year with the first public services taking place on Tuesday 12th March. This marks the 131st season of operation for the line between Derby Castle and … 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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And the winners are! Isle of Man and Edinburgh victorious in Tram of the Year 2023

Five categories and two winners, that is the story of the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2023. After four weeks of voting the Manx Electric Railway can celebrate wins in three categories whilst the other two categories see … Continue reading

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The Completely Random A-Z of Trams in the British Isles! P is for Parallel Run

Another letter in our A-Z today as we reach the letter P.

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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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Increase in passenger numbers on the Isle of Man heritage lines!

Some pleasing news to report from the Isle of Man is a major increase in passenger numbers recorded on the various heritage lines on the island – including for both the Manx Electric Railway and the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway.

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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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The MER in winter

The Manx Electric Railway closes once the main season is over at the end of October?! Wrong! Although the main operating season did come to an end on Sunday 29th October and there are no more timetabled services until the … Continue reading

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