Category Archives: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Storm Alli makes its mark

Storm season is upon us with Storm Alli 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 on British Trams Online

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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Lost Trams: Douglas horse tram 34

Little has been heard of the small number of trams that were sold off from the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway as part of a thinning-down of their fleet – but today we rectify that with some pictures of car 34. … Continue reading

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Sold Douglas Horse Tram on the move

One of the trams sold by Douglas Borough Council at the time of the transfer of ownership of the horse tramway looks set to start a new life off the Isle of Man with pictures recently coming to light of … Continue reading

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In Preview: Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary

Six weeks today will see the start of a packed week of events on the Isle of Man to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway. With events on each day between Saturday 1st and Saturday 8th September … Continue reading

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In Preview: Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2018

For obvious reasons a lot of attention has gone towards the September events for the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway this year but let’s not forget that the annual Manx Heritage Transport Festival also takes place with the … Continue reading

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Summer Hill stables are put on protected register

The future of Douglas’s historic Summer Hill stables is now fully secure with the new that the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture have agreed to put the building onto the protected register; the Isle of Man’s equivalent of listed … Continue reading

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Record breaking TT period on the Isle of Man

The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway have all enjoyed record breaking TT periods with more passengers carried combining with the steam railway and Bus Vannin for a 14% increase compared to 2017.

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Brief disruption for horse tram services

The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway will be suspended for an hour on two days of TT Race Week to help ease congestion of Douglas sea front. No trams will run between 1700 and 1800 on Monday 4th and Wednesday 6th … Continue reading

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