September Review – Isle of Man: No. 27 – The second oldest tram in the world

1 and 2 are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records jointly as the oldest trams running on their original system but surely one must be a bit newer than the other! It may not be the case that this is actually no. 2 but as its number is higher than 1 we’re taking it to be as we continue our look at just what happened during the MER 125 events.

On a sunny 5th September 2 heads away from the camera at Howstrake as it operates another Groudle Shuttle on Groudle Day during the events week.2 was with trailer 59 on the trailers first day back in service – 7th September. We see here the two trams approaching the camera at Majestic as they return to Derby Castle and then the sheds following the Cavalcade.

The grim evening of 8th September is the timing of this photo which shows 2 and 42 heading towards the crossover at Laxey as it prepares to conduct the run-round manoeuvre ahead of returning to Derby Castle. (All Photographs by Gareth Prior)

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