Manx Electric Railway Online – Volunteering Projects

Since 2012 the team behind Manx Electric Railway Online, along with members of the Laxey and Lonan Heritage Trust and individuals dedicated to supporting the M.E.R., have assisted Isle of Man Transports workshop and events teams with several projects on a variety of subjects, providing voluntary manpower towards events, restoration projects and other tasks along the line.

Current and Future Projects


Restoration of 1894 ‘Bulkhead’ Trailer No.36 – Commencing 2019 (on completion of No.54)

Restoration of 1893 ‘Bulkhead’ Trailer No.54 – 2018 to current – View Restoration Blog Here

Previous Projects

Restoration of 1898 ‘Ratchet Car’ No.14 – 2015 to 2018 – View Restoration Blog Here

Trailer No.51, Laxey Car Shed, 2018

Cosmetic overhaul of 1893 ‘Umbrella’ Trailer No.51 – 2017 to 2018 – View Restoration Blog Here

Van No.16, July 2015

Restoration of 1908 Goods Van No.16 – 2012 to 2015 – View More Information Here

Wagon No.8, Howstrake, 2015

Restoration of 1897 Goods Wagon No.8 – 2014 to 2015 – View More Information Here

Wagon No.10, Laxey Blacksmith's Siding, 2011

Restoration of 1897 Goods Wagon No.10 – 2009 to 2013 – View More Information Here

Other Projects


Members of the volunteer team have been responsible for improving the appearance of the M.E.R. including the installation of hanging baskets on shelters, litter picks and clearing overgrown trees and bushes.


Members of the team have assisted with the planning and operation of Enthusiast events on the line alongside charity fundraising events, raising money towards the above projects.

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