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.
Former Isle of Man Alexander panoramic bodied Leyland Atlantean 65 (N875 MAN) is now back in its home area of Tyne & Wear, having been acquired by Isle of Man National Transport in 1981 from the Passenger Transport Executive of that area. The bus was withdrawn after four years service passing to a local karting club. When the group decided to replace the bus with a more modern vehicle, two Isle of Man transport enthusiasts acquired the Atlantean keeping it in store until such time as a suitable home could be found for it. This happened in 2003 when a group of preservationists from the North-East took on the preservation project, and the bus returned to the UK (see contributors page 2 for a photo of the bus being shipped). It has since been fully restored into Tyne and Wear livery and has had the centre door replaced.
The following view submitted by Gordon Harvey shows it after the splendid restoration effect. The MERS is very grateful for the use of this photograph, which make a welcome addition to the website. Copyright remains with the photographer.