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The year ahead...

With January now over half way through we have now fully updated the Events Diary with all the events known about across the British Isles. We now have events from Beamish (main transport event only), Birkenhead, Blackpool, Crich, East Anglia Transport Museum, Heaton Park, the Isle of Man, Seaton and Statfold Barn. There are also details of the Festival of Model Tramways which this year will be in Manchester again at the Museum of Transport. If you know of any event not mentioned on the page - or notice any errors - please let us know and we will update the page as soon as we can.

Away from the Events Diary the News page has once again been busy this week. Manchester Metrolink have confirmed their new timetable which will see trams from the Airport extended through to Victoria whilst Altrincham to Etihad Campus services will now only run to Piccadilly with the MediaCityUK service now running to Etihad Campus. This service will start from Sunday 28th January. Timetables have also been released for the 2018 season on the Isle of Man which will include evening services on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway on selected dates whilst timetable D on the Manx Electric Railway will not only see 1 or 2 diagrammed but also one of the open motors - 16, 32 and 33 on one return trip.

Back next week...

Gareth - 21st January 2018

Picture of the Week: Snaefell Mountain Railway 4

2017 was a year which saw a number of repaints on the Isle of Man with several high profile new looks for the Manx Electric Railway fleet. One other repaint which seemed to not have as much publicity was that on Snaefell Mountain Railway 4 which received nationalised green colours in time for the Manx Heritage Transport Festival. Although not in service the car was posed outside the Snaefell sheds on 29th July showing off its new paint job.
Photograph by David Mee

Upcoming Major Events Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th January
Winter Gold - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours

Visit the Events Diary for details of all events.

This page was last updated on Sunday 21st January 2018

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