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Manx Electric Railway 125th anniversary - Isle of Man Post Office to issue celebratory stamps

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A landmark anniversary in the history of the Manx Electric Railway is to be marked by a set of six stamps from Isle of Man Post Office, chosen from entries to an open photographic competition.

Writing on the Isle of Man Post Office website, David Lloyd-Jones says: The unique 3ft (914mm) gauge Manx Electric Railway is a pioneering inter-urban tramway, operating a fleet of vintage 500 volt DC tramcars. The oldest passenger tramcars date from 1893 and the newest from 1906. They operate a scenic 17 ¾ mile (28.5 km) route up the Island's rugged east coast from the capital Douglas to Ramsey town in the north of the Island.'

The Manx Electric Railway is still in operation and is one of the staples of the island's tourist trade, with two of the three original tramcars still in use for passengers.

Stamp details

The Manx Electric Railway issue comprises a sheet of six stamps, first day cover, presentation pack, prestige booklet and Europa sheetlet.

Issue date: 30 June 2018

Design: DM Design

Text: David Lloyd Jones

Printer: Lowe-Martin

Print process: Offset lithography

Perforations: 13 per 2cm

Stamp size: 28mm x 42mm

To order the stamps and associated products, visit the Isle of Man Post Office website.

(image copyright Isle of Man Post Office)

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