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All aboard! Transport festival begins

Celebration of tractors, trains and trams

The public can strap themselves in for a packed five days of tractors, trains and trams as the Manx Heritage Festival starts today (26 Jul).

Events include displays of rarely seen items from the Island's rich transport history, vintage bus tours, and an opportunity to drive one of the MER's tram cars.

The festival has been organised by dedicated volunteers and been supported by the Isle of Man government.

For a complete schedule of all the festival's event go to manxelectricrailway.co.uk or to book tickets call 662525.

One of those volunteers is Mike Buttle - he told Manx Radio a lot of the events at the festival were suggested by enthusiasts:

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