The terminus in Douglas is at the north end of the promenade next to the terminus of the horse tram. A sign "Electric Railway " on the cliffs above Derby Castle can be seen from the entire promenade.
The majority of people use the railway only as far as Laxey as there is the Laxey Wheel and the Snaefell Mountain Railway but the section from Laxey to Ramsey (second largest town on the island) is more scenic hugging the coast/cliff, giving glimpses of the sea most of the way.
Ramsey is a small port which is home to a handful of fishing boats, it is a very peaceful little town with a few nice restaurants/cafes, some overlooking the harbour. Unlike Douglas, the public toilet is free!
The electric trains, one motor coach and one trailer were all built in the 1800s. The trailers are open sided and are very popular although the wooden seats are a little hard by the end of a full journey. When you reach Ramsey do not rush off but pause to watch the trailer car being shunted by gravity.
Just one negative-The train I wanted to use from Douglas was mainly reserved for a coach party and a lot of people had to wait 30 mins for the next tram.
The MER is a must while you are on the island.
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