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Manx Electric Railway dominates Tram of the Year

In truth it was probably always going to be the case of how big the winning margin would be and that is exactly how it turned out in the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2018 contest. The Manx Electric Railway has won - and won convincingly - in three of the four categories: Ratchet Car 14 is Tram (Traditional) of the Year, the MER is Tramway of the Year and the MER 125 events were voted as Event of the Year. The only category the MER didn't win they didn't qualify for! That was the Tram (Modern) of the Year which saw Stagecoach Supertram 399 203 poll the most votes. Congratulations to all the winners who now get the symbolic trophy for the next 12 months and thanks to everyone who took the time to vote! Only just under 11 months until we go again! More details on Tram of the Year on the dedicated page

Also this week we bring you the first new collection of photos for the year with images coming from London Tramlink back in mid-December 2018. And to celebrate this latest gallery we have also updated the London Tramlink Fleet List to the latest style.

And, as always, don't forget the News & Feature section which continues to be updated on a regular basis with all the latest news from across the British Isles as well as our four photographic series - Picture in Time and Around the World in Trams.

Enjoy the update. More next week.

Gareth - 13th January 2019

Picture of the Week: Manx Electric Railway 16+60 & 20+56

With the Manx Electric Railway walking away with three of the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2018 categories where else but the Isle of Man were we going to feature on the front page this week? That's right its an excuse to show another image of the Manx Electric Railway! This time we are at Derby Castle where on the left we see 16 (with trailer 60 out of shot as 20+56> approach the southernmost extremity of the line on 7th September 2018 - 125 years to the day since the first services ran on the MER.
Photograph by Gareth Prior

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