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 Manx Electric and Snaefell Mountain Railways 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

1894 Tunnel Car 5 stands at Derby Castle bound for Ramsey with a service departure. Attached to the pole to the left of the tram is the clock advising the next departure, which has been moved away from its old position at the booking office and recently erected waiting shelter

Winter saloon car 21 of 1899 waits at Ramsey station, it will soon be bound for the Island's capital. The non-traditional Isle of Man Transport transfers applied at last overhaul have already began to peel away, meanwhile the rest of the paintwork is still clean and tidy

The only 40's class trailer repainted over the winter 2003/2004 is 1930 replacement tram 41. Looking smart in traditional livery, the appearence is marred by the lack of MER crest normally applied to the teak end panel

Snaefell car 4, one of five surviving 1895 cars undertakes the same work as it has for the last 109 years - hauling tourists to the summit of the mountain and bringing them back again. In the first view the car is seen at Laxey station and in the second outside the Summit Hotel

The sixth member of the 1895 batch was destroyed by fire in 1970. A replica car body was constructed by MER staff which was although of traditional appearance also featured alluminnium framed bus widows. During the last overhaul the car lost this feature in favour of wooden frames, albeit to a different size to the other cars - greatly enhancing its appearance. The car is seen at Laxey station complete with Manx Gaelic lettering