Over the years, several books have been written on the Manx Electric Railway, as well as several videos and now, in the 21st century, DVDs. The following is a list of the main publications over the years.
Although many books have been published on the M.E.R, no enthusiast’s collection should be without the following pair of publications.
- Keith Pearson’s 1993 ‘One Hundred Years of The M.E.R’ is a reprinted and edited version of his 1970 book, ‘Isle of Man Tramways’ and contains a definitive record of the M.E.R from construction through to the centenary year.
- Mike Goodwyn’s 1993 ‘Manx Electric’ contains a more technical overview and provides an insight into various operating practices of the M.E.R.
Both Mike and Keith were well known and respected as two knowledgeable M.E.R enthusiasts and their books are recommended, if becoming a little harder to find having been out of print for some years.
(although several books have been written featuring partial M.E.R content, the following is a list of books focusing on the M.E.R as a whole.)
|Title||Author||Publisher and Year|
|Manx Electric 1957-1962||J H Price||Light Railway Transport, 1962|
|Isle of Man Tramways||F K Pearson||David and Charles, 1970|
|Manx Transport Kaleidoscope||M Goodwyn||M.E.R.S, 1977|
|Manx Electric Railway Album||R Preston Hendry & R Powell Hendry||Hillside Publishing, 1978|
|All About The Manx Electric Railway||M Goodwyn||M.E.R.S, 1988|
|Manx Electric||M Goodwyn||Platform 5, 1993|
|100 Years of the Manx Electric Railway||Keith Pearson||Leading Edge, 1993|
|Scenes From the Past 17 – M.E.R||Norman Jones||Foxline, 1994|
|The Manx Electric Railway||Barry Edwards||B&C Publications, 1998|
|Trams on the Isle of Man, 1946-Current||Stan Basnett||Lily Publications, 2008|
|Douglas-Laxey-Ramsey||Tom Heavyside||Middleton Press, 2010|
|Manx Electric Railway – A Modellers Inspiration||Robin Winter||Tramway Light Railway Society, 2010|
|Manx Electric Railway Saga
||R Powell Hendry
||Alan Gordon Publications, 2011|
|Isle of Man Railways Steam 125 – A Celebration||Oakwood Video|
|Travelling With The Motorman On The Manx Electric Railway||Oakwood Video|
|Inside The Manx Electric Railway
|The Railways and Tramways of the Isle of Man||Transport Video|
|Manx Railways – Through the Years||Oakwood Video|
|Manx Railway Centenarians – A Celebration||Oakwood Video|
|Isle of Man Year of Railways 1993 – Part 1||J G Productions|
|Isle of Man Year of Railways 1993 – Part 2||J G Productions|
|Isle of Man International Festival of Railways Snaefell Centenary – Part 3||J G Productions|
|Railways of the Isle of Man – Official Video||IOM Dept of Tourism / Transport|
|Rails of Man – The trains and trams of the Isle of Man||John Cocking|
|Ramsey To Douglas Cabride – DVD
|A Journey on the Manx Electric Railway – DVD||Great Railway Videos
Last updated 12.06.12