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  The Really Big Surprise
Tram Tales of the Manx
Electric Railway # 3
 
  The third in our popular series of
children’s books has just been
published.
 
  The trams of the Manx Electric
Railway celebrate their 125th
birthday at the beginning of
September 2018. The celebrations
include a visit from Rose, one of the
horse trams from the Douglas Bay
Tramway, and her horse, Douglas.
A surprise is also planned for the
birthday, although none of the
motormen (drivers) and conductors
will tell the trams what it is.
 
  The Really Big Surprise describes
how Sven the Number Seven, and his
friends, find out what the surprise is.
 
  Based on the exploits of the trams of
the Manx Electric Railway, the series
combines accuracy with fun, and
we’ve caught several adults reading
them too – including one or two of the tram crews!
 
  We’ll have a rest from children’s
books after this one, but there may
be more in the future – keep checking
the website and read the newsletter
for the next one.
 
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Some of our books are based on unique historic material; manuscripts and photographs not previously published to which we have added commentary so that our readers can understand allusions in the text not obvious to modern eyes.
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