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Part two of a selection of photos from the Isle of Man has now been added to the site. This set features normal services on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway during April and once again comes from the camera of David Mee.

* All new photo collections added to the site in 2024 can be found on the Photo Gallery Index.

Fleet Lists
There are updates this week to the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway (photo links), East Anglia Transport Museum (photo links), Manchester Metrolink (advert removed, tram back into service and photo links), Manx Electric Railway (last operated dates and photo links) and Snaefell Mountain Railway (photo links) Fleet Lists as well as the Manchester Metrolink (advert removed and photo links) Advert List.

* All our Fleet Lists can be found through the Fleet Lists Index.

In the News
In Manchester this week we have seen the long anticipated return to service of 3100 after repairs were completed - it had last run in July 2022. There's also been a new advert and an advert removed on the Metrolink system over the past week or so as well. There's been good news on the Tyne and Wear Metro where daylight testing has finally started of the new trains. On the Isle of Man details have been announced of the July/August Manx Heritage Transport Festival. Back across the Irish Sea to Blackpool and an email from Blackpool Transport has confirmed the planned service for the tramway once the North Station extension opens - and it looks like being a service reduction for through journeys from one end to the other. And we have also had photos from the Ipswich Transport Museum where 33 has received adverts and also the East Anglia Transport Museum where we view some of the non-Blackpool trams in service.

* For all the latest News and our regular photo series head to the News & Features page.

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Please note there will be no main site update of the website on Sunday 26th May - all being well we'll be back again on Sunday 2nd June 2024. The News & Features page will continue to be updated throughout.

As always we hope you enjoy this week's update!

Gareth - 19th May 2024

Picture of the Week: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 18

On 22nd April 2024 Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 18 was used on a Photo Charter and is seen in this photo posing for photos on Strathallan Crescent. The two horse used for this charter - Bobby and Ginger - wait patiently for everyone to capture their images.
Photograph by David Mee

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This page was last updated on Sunday 19th May 2024

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