Manx Independent Carriers expertise called on to move abnormal loads for Manx Electric Railway
1st July, 2009
Manx Independent Carriers have been called upon to provide abnormal load services to move track rails and crossovers for delivery to the Manx Electric Railway. The loads which were over 15 metres long and 3.5 metres wide were collected from Tyne and Wear and travelled to the Island via the Isle of Man Steam Packets' Heysham to Douglas Freight Service.
The 3 feet track gauge railway, which first opened in 1893 is the longest narrow gauge vintage railway in the British Isles. Over seventeen miles of line traverse the coastline between Douglas and Ramsey. All the operational trams are original, with the newest dating back as far as 1906. Trams Number 1 and 2 are the oldest dating back to 1893 are the oldest regularly operated tram cars in the world. The track is currently being upgraded on the Laxey to Ramsey section.