Category Archives: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Douglas Bay Horse Tramway to resume limited service

Services will resume of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway from Wednesday 24th May following the temporary closure after the horses were found to be suffering with a respiratory infection. An hourly service will run on Wednesday 24th with trams every … Continue reading

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway to resume limited services

A limited service will resume of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway from Wednesday 24th May, Isle of Man Transport have confirmed. All services had been suspended on 10th May following the discovery a number of horses were experiencing a respiratory … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A splash of green for 45

The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway may currently be closed whilst the horses recover from their infection but that doesn’t mean it isn’t making the news as regular service tram 45 has emerged from the depot in a revised livery, featuring … Continue reading

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway suspended for 10 days

The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway has suspended all operations for 10 days after a number of the horses – “trammers” – were found to be experiencing a respiratory issue. This is said to be common infection amongst horses and is … Continue reading

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A new season begins for the horses in Douglas

After another winter of uncertainty the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway resumed operation on Saturday 8th April for another season – the earliest start for the tramway in a number of years but that didn’t matter to the public with capacity … Continue reading

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Event Preview: Rush Hour on the Railways – Isle of Man

Now an established part of the operating season across the Isle of Man’s various railways and tramways, Rush Hour on the Railways will once again be taking place over the Easter weekend. This time the four day spectacular will be … Continue reading

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See behind the scenes at the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Behind the scenes tours at the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway stables will again be taking place in 2017 with the first tours due on the first day of the season – Saturday 8th April (only just over a week away!). … Continue reading

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Permission given for temporary horse tram building at Derby Castle

It would appear that the trams and horses of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway will have a new home in 2017 following the approval of a planning application to construct a temporary building on part of the former Summerland site. … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway 125th anniversary celebration – more details announced

Whilst most of us are still waiting to find out what is going to happen in 2017 Isle of Man Railways are going one step further by already announcing some outline details of what they will be doing to celebrate … Continue reading

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Another tram leaves the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Winter Saloon 27 has left the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway although unlike fellow Winter Saloon 28 which departed earlier this month this is just a temporary move to allow for the tram to undergo attention and it will be back … Continue reading

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Douglas horse trams to appear on TV

The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway is set to star in an episode of BBC1′s rural current affairs programme Countryfile on Sunday 26th February. This episode will see presenters Ellie Harrison and Joe Crowley visit a number of sights on the … Continue reading

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Douglas 28 on the move

It may be remembered that last year, a small number of Douglas horse trams were sold off at auction. Initially it was announced that, once sold, the trams would all have to be removed from Strathallan depot within a fairly … Continue reading

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway will retain its full length after all

Tynwald have voted to retain the full length of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway following the latest debate which took place on Tuesday 17th January. Double track will be replaced between Derby Castle and Broadway with a single track line … Continue reading

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More details revealed for temporary horse tram facility

Earlier this week we reported on the planning application submitted by the Department of Infrastructure for a temporary structure on the old Summerland site to house both the trams and horses to support the continued operation of the Douglas Bay … Continue reading

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Douglas tram curtailment plan stopped – for now

Controversial plans which would have seen the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway cut in length with the section between the Villa Marina and Sea Terminal abandoned have been narrowly rejected at Tynwald. However despite this vote it is not the end … Continue reading

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Douglas Horse Tramway to be relaid – but only partly

It may be a new government on the Isle of Man but it really seems to be the same old decision making as the latest plans for the reconstruction of Douglas Promenade will see the Horse Tramway only relaid between … Continue reading

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Major increase in passenger numbers in Douglas

It has been confirmed that the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway enjoyed a successful season with a 42.7% increase in passenger numbers in comparison to the 2015 season. The operating season in 2016 may have been longer than it has been … Continue reading

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway ends a successful season

Sunday 30th October saw the end of a successful season for the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway – a season which it seemed for a time at the start of the year we may never have seen. With the Department of … Continue reading

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John & Fletcher retire from Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

We often report on trams being withdrawn from service but rarely do we run a story on when horses are retired from active duty – until now! Recently two of the trammers who are the key to the success of … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Just the one Photo Gallery for you this week as we head back to the Isle of Man once again:

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