Category Archives: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 140th Anniversary

The next entry into our special series of events which have taken place over the past 15 years is another once which has happened fairly recently – the 140th Anniversary of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway.

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Record breaking year for Isle of Man Railways

Despite a year that might be described as difficult especially in respect of the Snaefell Mountain Railway, Isle of Man Transport have announced that 2017 saw record passenger numbers carried across the four railways and tramways they operate. The Isle … Continue reading

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36 returns to service as Douglas end another season

The last day of the 2017 operating season on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway was a memorable one as not only did it see the pre-advertised End of Season Parade but also no. 36 returned to service for the first … Continue reading

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Horse Tram cavalcade to end season in Douglas

Another year is drawing to a close at many heritage tramways across the British Isles and to celebrate the fact on the Isle of Man there will be a short Horse Tram cavalcade. Using four trams the cavalcade will depart … Continue reading

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New planning application submitted for horse tram stables in Douglas

A new horse tram stables could be in operation in time for the 2018 season if the latest planning application for a structure on part of the former Summerland complex is approved. Previously the Department of Infrastructure had another application … Continue reading

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MER to finally resume service

After Storm Ophelia hit the western part of the British Isles it seemed that normal services would resume on both Luas and the Manx Electric Railway from Wednesday 18th October. However although Luas was back to normal after its hiatus … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 34 & 1

Today our archive photo series heads across to the Isle of Man for a view taken at the Strathallan terminus of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway in August 1992 on a wet day which necessitated the use of an enclosed … Continue reading

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Douglas 45 moves to the MER

Douglas 45 has become the latest of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway fleet to be selected for a major overhaul. Last week the tram left its normal home and was moved by road to the Manx Electric Railway’s Derby Castle … Continue reading

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More details unveiled for Manx Electric Railway 125 in September 2018

There is often some criticism of how late details of special events are announced but that is not something which can be levelled against plans for the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway as the full itinerary of events … Continue reading

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Queen’s Baton to go for a ride on trams on the Isle of Man

The Queen’s Baton will visit the Isle of Man on its way to Australia for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and will travel on board two trams during its visit at the start of September.

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This week on British Trams Online

A couple more Photo Galleries have been added to the main site this week:

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Isle of Man 2017: IOM 50 Group visit and Heritage Transport Festival

David Mee reports from the Isle of Man where the Isle of Man 50 Group had their usual private hires immediately before the Manx Heritage Transport Festival with a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the nationalisation of the Manx … Continue reading

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway enjoys a successful Transport Festival

A few years ago the Manx Heritage Transport Festival seemed to pass the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway by with just a normal service running with normal trams. But now with Isle of Man Transport in charge of the horse trams … Continue reading

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Intensive service for Douglas Bay Horse Tramway during Festival

Since we published our Event Preview on the Manx Heritage Transport Festuval further details have been released by Isle of Man Transport on the services which will run on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway for the duration including three days … Continue reading

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Tynwald approve funding for Douglas Prom reconstruction

The future of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway should be secure for now after Tynwald approved funding for the £20.73 million reconstruction of Douglas Promenade which will include tracks for the horse trams all the way between Derby Castle and … Continue reading

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In Preview: Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2017

The Manx Heritage Transport Festival will be taking place between Wednesday 26th and Sunday 30th July and once again the event will feature special events across the Isle of Man’s many railways and tramways. Highlights on the Manx Electric Railway … Continue reading

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Latest Douglas Prom plans to go to Tynwald

The redevelopment of Douglas Promenade is in the news again with the plans agreed in principle back in January now requiring full approval from Tynwald. The main headlines for supporters of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway are that twin tracks … Continue reading

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Double decker 18 to see regular use throughout summer

With the horses of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway now seemingly back up to full health some more good news from the only horse tramway in British Isles is that double deck tram no. 18 is to see regular use … Continue reading

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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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