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