Contributors Page

This page is designed for photographic contributions to the Manx Electric Railway Society website. If you have any views of transport to or on the Isle of Man and would like to see them added to the website please e-mail first with details to [email protected] All contributions welcomed.

Chris Lemon has kindly submitted the following interesting photographs of Douglas Corporation Horse Trams for inclusion in the contributors section amd which show horse cars adorned with special 'liveries' for various celebrations. The MERS is very grateful for the use of these photographs, which make a welcome addition to the website. Copyright for each view remains with the photographer credited below.

Milnes open toastrack car 12 departs the Victoria Pier end of the line, begining its journey northwards along Douglas Promenades during August 1977. One of a number of cars to feature commemorative lettering for the centenary of the horse car system in 1976, unlike others, who later had advertising applied, tram 12 was to retain this lettering for several years until next receving a full repaint. Photo NJ Lemon

Not quite what it seems, this is not a view of Douglas horse car 14 - both cars that carried this fleetnumber in service were second-hand double-deckers. 1907 United Electric Car Co Ltd car 43 was temporarily transformed into a mock Manx Electric Railway toastrack tram ahead of the Isle of Man Year of Railways in 1993, promoting the event in Douglas carnival where it was manually propelled along the promenades. During August 1993 the car is captured inside Strahallen depot alongside the sole surviving former Douglas cable car, 72/73 (one car restored using both former cars). Photo Chris Lemon