Category Archives: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Relive the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway

At the start of September this year the Manx Electric Railway celebrated its 125th anniversary with a week long special event held including the return of Ratchet Car 14, special tram tours and a Cavalcade. The event may start to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway marks end of an era

Sunday 21st October is a date which will go down in the history of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway as one of those key dates as it was the very last chance that the service would run on double track … Continue reading

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27 gets ready for the Douglas end of an era Cavalcade

We’ve already reported on the “New Beginnings” celebration on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway with trams running on the old double track formation in its entirety for the very last time on Sunday 21st October to allow for the Prom … Continue reading

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We conclude our coverage from the Isle of Man and the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway events including images in the immediate aftermath:

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Event Review: Horse Trams join in the celebrations

After a week of celebrations the Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary came to an end with a further day of events, including the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway getting in the act with a seven tram Cavalcade. But the MER was … Continue reading

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Day of celebrations to mark last use of historic horse tramway alignment

Sunday 21st October will be a historic day for the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway as it is due to be the last day the current full double track alignment between Derby Castle and the Sea Terminal will be in use. … Continue reading

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway to end 2018 season early

It has been confirmed that the 2018 operating season on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway will end earlier than planned with the last trams now due to run on Sunday 21st October. It had originally been planned that trams would … Continue reading

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Storm Ali makes its mark

Storm season is upon us with Storm Ali causing major disruption across the northern part of the British Isles including service suspension on tramways in Dublin and on the Isle of Man.

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This week on British Trams Online

As you can tell from just below this article the start of our coverage from the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway events is now online. In this update we cover the first four days of events – huge … Continue reading

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Event Review: MER 125 gets off to a soggy start

Opening in 1893 between Douglas and Groudle, the Manx Electric Railway celebrated its 125th anniversary with a week long special event at the start of September – and what an event it was! Trams returning to service, cavalcades, intensive services, … Continue reading

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Preparatory works to start on Douglas Promenade

It has been due to happen for what seems like a long time but finally the reconstruction of Douglas Promenade is set to get underway with the first preparatory works scheduled to commence on Monday 17th September. Of course, the … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary: Day 8 – Saturday 8th September

And so we reach the end of an eight day spectacular on the Isle of Man with the final day of the MER 125th Anniversary events. The final day will see both unusual and colourful combinations in service whilst the … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary: Day 2 – Sunday 2nd September

Day 2 of the MER 125th Anniversary events sees the big birthday party at Laxey with the three 1s on display for photos for much of the day along with a chance to see behind the scenes at Laxey Car … Continue reading

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 1 moves to Laxey

The preparations for the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway events – which start on Saturday 1st September and continue through until Saturday 8th September – are continuing on the Isle of Man with another key piece of the … Continue reading

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In Preview: Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary – 7 days to go!

If you’ve been living under a rock so far this year you may have missed the news that the Manx Electric Railway will be celebrating its 125th Anniversary with a very special week long celebration between Saturday 1st and Saturday … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We continue our look at the transport events on the Isle of Man in July as part of this week’s main site update:

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Event Review: Manx Heritage Transport Festival

Continuing his diary whilst on the Isle of Man, David Mee describes the action during the Manx Heritage Transport Festival at the end of July before concluding on the state of the tramways on the island.

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This week we have a further Photo Gallery with the first of a two parter from the Isle of Man:

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Event Review: Isle of Man 50 Group Charters – July 2018

In the first of a two part article David Mee reviews the Isle of Man 50 Group charters which took place immediately before the 2018 Manx Heritage Transport Festival in July.

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In Pictures: A busy day for the horse tramway

Ever since Isle of Man Transport started running the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway with the more intensive summer service it hasn’t been uncommon to see three trams in action at any one time but on Saturday 4th August the tramway … Continue reading

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