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MER 100 Celebrations

Nine years after the now legendary ‘Year of Railways’, to honour the official opening of the Isle of Man’s Manx Electric Railway in 1993, once again, in 2002, the island celebrated its unique tramway system. The occasion this time around was to celebrate 100 years of the Manx Electric Railway Company since its take over in 1902 following the collapse of the bankrupt Isle of Man Tramways & Electric Power Co. Ltd. The event held between Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th August featured many special events on the Manx Electric Railway and the other island rail systems. Many of the rare and unseen Manx trams and trailers were in operation throughout the extended weekend to the delight of the visitors.

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