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We head across to the Isle of Man for this week's main feature with photos coming from the recent Isle of Man 50 Group events and the main Manx Heritage Transport Festival in late July. The latter event saw the return to service of three trailers, including 54 last seen in 1971!, as well as a Tunnel Car spectacular photography evening. And if the photos aren't enough for you we also have an article on the events. Thanks to David Mee for sending both through to us so that we can feature exactly what happened.

Away from that this week has been another busy one on our News & Features page. West Midlands Metro is dominating things at the moment with battery trams entering service (20 the latest), more Blue liveries appearing whilst it has also been confirmed that T69 16 is to depart for further storage at Long Marston. Also this week we have featured photos of heritage trams at Crich, Summerleee and at museums in Bury and Porchester and we have also seen problems on Manchester Metrolink with track issues at Victoria and on the Isle of Man the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway is now running on a slightly extended length of track.

Next weekend will be another break from the main site update with us back on Sunday 1st September - but don't forget even during these breaks the News & Features page continues to be updated most days.

Enjoy the update!

Gareth - 18th August 2019



Picture of the Week: Manx Electric Railway Tunnel Cars

Possibly the most spectacular sight on the Manx Electric Railway during the recent Manx Heritage Transport Festival was the sight of the four surviving Tunnel Cars during a special photography evening on 26th July. With some long-lost cars "returning" for the day we see the foursome at Ballaragh with the Irish Sea providing the stunning backdrop. From right to left we see 7 (running as 4), 5, 6 (running as 8) and with the illuminations 9.
Photograph by David Mee

















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