A review of the Manx Electric Railway from 2015.
This extended edition features the highlights of six visits to the island during 2015. Starting in February, track renewal and Works car 34 are featured plus the renovation of Ballure Bridge and regeneration works at Laxey.
A visit in May includes car 5 and overhead wire problems, single line working out of Ramsey and various motors and trailers in service, plus a Laxey start for cars 6+44.
For the first time in a number of years, there is footage from the TT period in June with intensive timetables in operation on 'Mad Sunday' and 'Ramsey Sprint Day'. See various combinations plus evening services, single line working, the bizarre sight of Winter Saloon car 21 on overhead line duties plus 32+57, 33+58, 16+60 and 2+43 all at Ramsey.
The footage continues with highlights from the Manx Heritage Transport Festival in July including private hires and tours with the likes of cars 1+47, 1+51, 2+60, 33+57+wagon 8, a parallel run with cars 1 and 2, unusual cars on service, car 16 on a 'wrong line' tour to Ramsey, wagons 8+10, the launch of newly restored mail van 16, top and tail diesels with trailer 51 and much more.
A further visit during August/September features various Tunnel cars including the rare combo of 6+60 on service. The DVD finishes with a brief visit in November, featuring track renewal and one final look at Ramsey station prior to demolition.
Produced by - Train Crazy
Running time - 110 Minutes
Released - January 2016
Quality guarantee: The programme is professionally produced with a stereo soundtrack, informative commentary and digital editing.