Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary

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1st to 8th September 2018 – Save the Date!

Eight days of enthusiast and family orientated special events on the Manx Electric Railway to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the opening on the line on 7th September 1893.

Events List

Saturday 1st September
M.E.R. Motorman lessons
Cars 1, 2, 32 & 33 on timetabled service
Parallel run to Groudle Glen using Cars 1 & 2

Sunday 2nd September – Laxey Family Day
– Family entertainment and village market.
M.E.R. Car 1, Snaefell Car 1 and Douglas Bay Horse Tram 1 at Laxey station with photographic opportunities.
Guided tours of Laxey and Snaefell Car Sheds.
Traveling Post Office with commemorative first day covers.
Evening slideshow and talk.

Monday 3rd September
Special tram with two open wagons.
Official launch of restored Ratchet Car No.14.
Parallel run from Ramsey to Douglas using Cars 1 & 2.

Tuesday 4th September
Derby Castle workshop tours and museum open.
Night photography at Derby Castle yard with the four open crossbench cars posed.
Re-enactment of mail collection from line side mail boxes.
Special tram with two trailers.

Wednesday 5th September
Cars 1, 2 & 3 running shuttles to Groudle. Groudle Station building open and manned.
Tunnel cars on timetabled service.
Open Cars 14 & 16 on a special evening service to Ramsey.
Special tram with three wagons.

Thursday 6th September – Special Timetable
Services operating to a 1975 Timetable.
Tram line up at Derby Castle prior to the services commencing in the morning.
Unusual combinations of Cars and Trailers in use.
Four goods wagons out on service.

Friday 7th September (Anniversary Day) – Special Timetable
Anniversary plaque unveiling at Groudle Station.
Cavalcade of trams through Laxey Station.
Special anniversary timetable.
Illuminated tram and trailer on the timetabled evening service.

Saturday 8th September
MER Mystery Tour
Open trams in service. (Subject to weather)
Unusual combinations of Cars and Trailers in use.
Horse tram cavalcade and evening service.

All events are subject to operational constraints and may be subject to change. Please keep up to date with this page alongside official Isle of Man Transport communication for any changes to the schedule or new information and ticket sales.

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