(4 Disc Set)
The Manx Electric Railway Video Magazine was first launched in 1999, originally only available on VHS cassette. The idea of the series was to record the MER in details and its peak, by the early/mid 2000s, there were three tapes per year. Although the railway has been filmed many times over the years, this was the first time it had been recorded in great detail - particularly in winter.
20-years later and on DVD for the first time, this four disc set contains 5 to 8 in the series. The footage comes from the original Mini DV master tape and is unedited - exactly how it was released first time round.
No.5 includes: Winter track renewal and the winter service from 2000/2001, a rare run-round move at Lewaigue with 20+46 and trams in the snow!
No.6 includes: The operation of a morning and afternoon school tram, trailer 58 on the summer service and the brilliant four tram parallel run from Garwick to Douglas.
No.7 includes: Full coverage of the events from 2001 with 2+41 and 33+61 on Ramsey service and a superb recreated 1970s-style service, between Douglas and Laxey.
No.8 includes: Footage from winter/spring 2001 including the clearout of Laxey depot with various long-stored trams moving for the first time in many years.
(Original codes: TC405 / TC406 / TC407 / TC408)
Produced by - Train Crazy
Running time - 240 mins (4 DVDs)
Format - 4:3
Re-released - December 2020