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.

Photographer Stephen Watterson has kindly contributed the following photographs of the Isle of Man Railway taken during the early part of the summer 2004 season. The MERS is very grateful for the use of these photographs, which make a welcome addition to the website. Copyright remains with the photographer

Now owned by the Isle of Man Railway & Tramway Preservation Society, IMR loco 8 FENELLA has been the subject of a major overhaul and re-entered traffic on the IMR during September 2003. In these views it is caught at Port Erin station shortly after the line became fully operational again

Following rebuild during the early 1990's IMR Beyer Peacock loco 10 GH WOOD has become one of the most regularly used engines on the line. In the upper picture the loco is ready to depart with the first the through train to Port Erin following the reopening of the line. As can be seen the event was particularly low key. The second view shows the loco at Port Erin about to reconnect to the rake of carriages having taken water and run around the train

Not normally employed to haul passenger trains is diesel loco 17 VIKING, more commonly being used to shunt stock or on the permanent way. However despite the number of steam locos available for 2004, it did haul the first train of the season over the shortened Douglas-Castletown section. In this view the loco is seen resting in between shunts at Douglas station

Amongst the more unusual items of rolling stock to be seen on the IMR in recent years is this track tamper which belonged to Molem Rail and was used in conjuction with the major track relay.It is seen with other sundry stock at Douglas Station