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Manx Tram
  “Trains are wonderful…To travel by train is to see nature and human beings,
towns and churches and rivers, in fact to see life.”
Agatha Christie
 
 
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On the right track…
 
  As many of our readers know, the
senior partner at Loaghtan Books is
very interested in all forms of
transport. Electric railway, heritage
steam trains, buses – you name it,
he’ll probably know about it.
Not only is he an enthusiast,
being a retired professional engineer
he is also something of an expert.
 
  He’s put his arcane knowledge to
good use by writing illustrated books
about some of the Manx heritage
transport systems. The junior
partner’s interest in transport runs
more along the lines of what the
vehicles look like and how much fun
they are to ride on.
 
  Our most recent transport
publication hopes to bring the sounds
of what it’s like to ride on the Manx
Electric Railway to those people who
haven’t yet done so (shame on you!).
Our popular children’s series Tram
Tales of the Manx Electric Railway
stories 1-3
has just been released as
an audiobook on CD and MP3
download. Narrated by the author, the
stories are surrounded and enhanced
by the sounds of the tramway in
action. So, if a tram whistles, it
REALLY whistles. Horses clop,
brakes ratchet, phones ring and water
sloshes. You might even hear
a dinosaur roar…
 
  Our most recent title for adults is
Power, Poles & Platelaying; keeping
the Manx Electric Railway on track
,
which gives a glimpse of the
‘backstage’ and often unnoticed
engineering workhich continues
to be done to keep the Victorian
vehicles running in their third century.
 
  Have a look through our transport
books; we hope you find something
you like.
 
   
     
     
 

Transport
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Tram Tales of the
Manx Electric Railway,
stories 1-3

Written and read by
Sara Goodwins.
Sound effects by Tim Price. Audiobooks of
Something on the Line
Stick to Safety
The Really Big Surprise
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Power, Poles &
Platelaying;

Keeping the Manx Electric
Railway on Track

Written by George Hobbs
The engineering and
maintenance behind the
Victorian railways.
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The Really Big
Surprise

Tram Tales of the Manx
Electric Railway # 3

Written by Sara Goodwins
Sven the Number Seven tries
to discover what the trams’
big birthday surprise is.

For children aged 5-8.
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Stick to Safety
Tram Tales of the Manx
Electric Railway # 2

Written by Sara Goodwins
Pam the Paddlebox discovers
that colour doesn’t matter;
but safety does.

For children aged 5-8.
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Something on the Line
Tram Tales of the Manx
Electric Railway # 1

Written by Sara Goodwins
What the trams did when
a dinosaur strayed onto
their line.

For children aged 5-8.
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Manx Electric Railway
Past & Present
Written by George Hobbs
Photographs showing changes
along the MER line over
the last half century.
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By Whing to
Port Soderick
Written by George Hobbs
The story of the Manx Marine
Drive and its tramway.
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Stops Along the
Manx Electric Railway
Written by George Hobbs
A photographic survey ~
illustrating every stop along
the line from Douglas to
Ramsey. Showing the surroundings,
the trams and giving
background information about
the stop itself.
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