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, particularly pre 1980, and would like to see them added to the website please e-mail first with details to [email protected] All contributions welcomed.

Michael Skehan has kindly sent in the following views - the first two taken during 2003, the third taken early in 2004, the fourth was captured during June 2004, whilst the fifth and sixth were taken on Sunday, May 27, 2007. Copyright for each view remains with the photographer.

Snaefell Mountain Railway car 3 is caught at the Bungalow amongst the visiting motor cycles during the Tourist Trophy Festival in June. The Bungalow is a favourite halt for bikers, with the Murray's Motor Cycle Museum being situated at that point and which can be seen above the tram

In 1981 Isle of Man National Transport (later Isle of Man Passenger Transport Board) acquired a batch of 16 secondhand Alexander panoramic bodied Leyland Atlantean PDR2's from Tyne & Wear Passenger Transport Executive. New in 1971 the buses had relatively short lives on the Island before being replaced by newer AN68 Atlanteans. All were either sold for further use in the UK or scrapped on the Island except 65 (N875 MAN - ex GBB 516K) which went for use as a racing support vehicle, in which guise it was to spend the next 15 years. When the bus was replaced it was acquired by two Island based enthusiasts with a view to save it from being scrapped, in the hope that someone could be found to restore the bus. This happened in the early part of 2003 with the bus leaving the Island on Saturday, May 3 on board the IOM Steam Packet Co's vessel BEN-MY-CHREE (VI). It is seen on board next to a Tours (IOM) luggage van, and was bound for its new home in the North East of England. A photo of the bus in its current condition can be found at the MERS contributors page 6

Following the withdrawal of the Isle of Man Transport's Leyland Lynxes, most were sold to the UK for further use, the exception being BMN 401T, IOMT Number 1, which was retained on the Island for use at Ronaldsway International Airport as an airside bus, replacing Leyland National MAN 24H. It is seen at Ronaldsway in red and yellow livery and fitted with roof height warning lights.

IMR loco 10 GH WOOD crosses the main road at Ballasalla heading towards the station and onward bound for Douglas. Most of the IMR's level crossings have been automated over the past couple of years and this crossing is no exception. This view shows the new infrastructure in full use.

ABOVE & LOWER - Isle of Man Transport Leyland Titan PD2 74 (KMN 504), new in 1949 to the erstwhile Isle of Man Road Services is captured outside the Isle of Man's Ronaldsway International Airport on Sunday, May 27, 2007. Although primarily used as a 'preserved' vehicle, the bus does occasionally operate services normally in the hands of low-floor vehicles, as bus availability demands. On this occasion, however, the PD2 was spared the cut and thrust of service work