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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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Bus
 
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.
 
  In the hope of inspiring – and
educating – the next generation of
passengers and enthusiasts, Loaghtan
Books has launched a new series
‘Tram Tales of the Manx Electric
Railway’
. Two of them have already
been published, the third will be out
in August. After all, why should the
steam trains have all the best stories.
 
  Have a look through our transport
books; we hope you find something
you like.
 
   
   
     
     
 

Transport
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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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