A comprehensive review of the Manx Electric Railway from 2009, filmed in 16:9 widescreen for maximum viewing pleasure!
The first day of operation on the MER in 2009 was Monday 6th April. Matters got off to a bad start as just three weeks previous, the majority of the fleet were taken out of service with cracked axles.
A shortage of trams on this first day forced Saloon Trailer 57 into service and with car 21 towing it, these two worked the 09.40 from Douglas on the first day. The MER was running again!
Extended highlights of the enthusiast events, plus the IOM 30 group private hires and TLP tours.
Trams featured include: 1+51 and 9+59 to Ramsey; 2+44 to Groudle; 16 single motor at Garwick; 16+60 to Ramsey; Saloon trailers on service; car 1 solo to Ramsey; cars 32+51+46 all together on a TLP tour; 22+57 to Laxey in the evening; car 9 solo to Ramsey in the evening; works car 34 with 51 to Ramsey; various diesels hauling trailers; trailer 51 in service; unusual crossovers in use; car 32 on a private hire; service cars 5, 6, 9, 19, 21 and 22 plus the new Laxey car shed; the day a low-loader brought the wires down; the Laxey Mines Railway and so much more.
With just a skeleton service during October and winter closure again, this day in September provides one last look at the MER from 2009. Various trams are featured.
This is No.27 in a series of programmes about the Manx Electric Railway. Originally produced two or three times a year, the decline in the number of trams used, matched with extended periods of closure, no winter service and fewer filming opportunities, has resulted in the change of format to an annual review.
If you were buying the Manx Electric Railway DVD previously, this is simply two programmes in one, covering the entire year in 100 minutes and, for the first time, filmed entirely in widescreen.
Produced by - Train Crazy
Running time - 100 Minutes
Quality guarantee: The programme is professionally produced with a stereo soundtrack, informative commentary and digital editing.