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After a slight delay this week we finally bring you photos from the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 140th Anniversary. Of course we mainly feature events from the actual anniversary day which saw 18 run with two horses in the morning, trams put on display outside the depot and then the afternoon saw the spectacular Cavalcade featuring nine trams including the rare sight of 38. But we also feature photos from the days immediately preceding and following the anniversary weekend showing the new enhanced timetable for 2016. For those who couldn't attend the event hopefully this gallery will provide you with a taste of what happened at an event which it looked for a while earlier this year may never have happened.

As well as the Douglas photos we also bring you photos from Crich and their recent World War Two Home Front event. In this gallery we show photos featuring both the trams alone and also mingling with re-enactors and visiting vehicles.

As we go forward towards September we are now entering a period when a lot of major tram events take place and as a result updates of British Trams Online will become a bit more erratic and we won't be sticking rigidly to Sunday updates for the next six weeks (approximately). We will still be bringing you all the latest news (more or less) as it happens and will also bring more photos over the coming weeks from across the British Isles (currently confirmed galleries include much more from the Isle of Man and Midland Metro).

Please enjoy the update.

Gareth - 21st August 2016

Picture of the Week: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 18

For the second week in a row we feature the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway on the cover as we conclude our major coverage from the 140th Anniversary events. In this photo we show double deck tram 18 leaving the Derby Castle terminus in the hands (hooves?) of William and Douglas with the second trip of Sunday 7th August.
Photograph by Gareth Prior

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Friday 26th August
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Driver's Eye Experience - Seaton Tramway

Tuesday 30th August
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This page was last updated on Sunday 21st August 2016

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