Category Archives: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

In Pictures: Tarmac down in Douglas – will we see trams running soon?

Since we last featured the construction works related to the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway back in mid-May there has been further significant progress with tarmac now down surrounding the tracks in preparation for a return to action for the horse … Continue reading

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Ian Longworth to retire from Isle of Man Transport

Ian Longworth, the long standing Director of Transport Services on the Isle of Man, is to retire. In a statement released on 14th June, the Department of Infrastructure made the announcement that he is to leave his role after over … Continue reading

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Testing the new Douglas Bay Horse Tramway layout

We reported last week how the new points on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway were being installed and not long after that momentous event came another significant milestone – testing using a tram and horse! Wednesday 18th May was the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Points being installed on Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

We’re sometimes accused of adding some pointless posts to the site but this article definitely has a point to it – a set of points to be precise! The often controversial project to realign the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway from … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 15th May 2022

Just the one set of photos from this week but its a stunning collection from the Isle of Man:

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Now there’s more confidence that horse trams will run in 2022!

Well, they do say a week is a long time in politics! Only a week after Tim Crookall, Infrastructure Minister on the Isle of Man Government, said that he was doubtful that the horse trams would run in any form … Continue reading

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Major doubts that horse trams will run on Isle of Man in 2022

Just when you thought the ongoing saga of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway had taken as many twists and turns as is possible then another comes along. It now looks as if 2022 will be another year without any service … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2022!

Easter was traditionally the start of the operating season for heritage trams, and whilst that has changed in recent years with all year round operation at some lines in the UK it seems that it marks a good starting point … Continue reading

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Online Presentation: Isle of Man tramways and railways

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum have been running a series of online presentations mainly featuring the trolley lines of the State of Pennsylvania under the title “Trolleyology”. In January they wet further afield though with the railways and tramways of the … Continue reading

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Programme of events announced for Rush Hour on the Railways

This Easter Weekend (Friday 15th to Monday 18th April) will see the return of Rush Hour on the Railways to the Isle of Man with the heritage tramways and railways joining forces to offer a varied programme of events. For … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway Society call on Tynwald to honour decision to build full horse tramway

The Manx Electric Railway Society – a group with the express purpose of protecting and promoting the retention and development of not only the MER but also other tramways on the island at a reasonable cost – have called on … Continue reading

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Timetables announced for 2022 Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway seasons

The 2022 season on both the Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway (as well as the Isle of Man Steam Railway) are less than two months away and full details of the timetables due to run throughout the year … Continue reading

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway “extension” on hold

It may be a new year but unfortunately its still the same old Douglas Bay Horse Tramway saga and the “will it, won’t it” run all the way to the Sea Terminal. And the latest seems to be rather inevitably … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manx Electric Railway goes out in style for 2021 season with the Winter Heritage Transport Festival

There aren’t many tramways in the British Isles who end their season after their most intensive period of action in the year – but then the Manx Electric Railway isn’t like any other system! Sunday 31st October was the last … Continue reading

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And on it goes… Douglas Prom works to miss early November deadline

This article was updated following publication on 26/10/21. When is a deadline not a deadline? When its in connection with the redevelopment of Douglas Promenade it would appear! After the previous September deadline was missed (which was a revised deadline … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway construction update

Seemingly competing with the Blackpool North Railway Station tramway extension for how long can it possibly take to complete, work on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway has been continuing over the summer months on the Isle of Man with tracks … Continue reading

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Details confirmed for Manx Heritage Winter Transport Festival

As announced during the Mini Manx Heritage Transport Festival at the end of July/start of August, this October will see a new event on the Isle of Man – the Manx Heritage Winter Transport Festival. Taking place from 27th to … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 14th August 2021

Our main site update this week includes photos from the Isle of Man and Blackpool (its different sets of photos but is the same places as last week!) along with our usual Fleet List updates:

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Manx Electric Railway service report: 30th July to 1st August

With the Mini Manx Heritage Transport Festival taking place between Friday 30th July and Sunday 1st August this is a report on the output on the Manx Electric Railway during this period along with details of the Snaefell Mountain Railway … Continue reading

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Winter Transport Festival to come on the Isle of Man

After the success of the recent Mini Manx Heritage Transport Festival it has now been announced that there will be an extra winter Transport Festival on the Isle of Man – although strictly speaking its taking place in the autumn!

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