Category Archives: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Isle of Man 2024 – Spring Photo Charter 19th to 29th April

As an accompaniment to our two Photo Galleries added to the site over the past couple of weeks, David Mee provides us with a diary of what went on over this ten day period.

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 19th May 2024

Part two of the photos from the Isle of Man features this week:

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Full details announced of 2024’s Manx Heritage Transport Festival

The Manx Heritage Transport Festival will be back for 2024 between Tuesday 30th July and Sunday 4th August and whilst its reduced from its eight day spectacular last year (which helped to celebrate 150 years of the Steam Railway and … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2024!

We take another look to see which heritage trams have run in service so far in 2024 on tramways across the British Isles. There has been some movement since we last ran this article with more trams being used at … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 12th May 2024

This week photos come from the Isle of Man in the first of a two part gallery:

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They’ve Run in 2024!

For the first time this year we take a look at which heritage trams have run in service during 2024 across the British Isles. To remind you this article aim to feature which heritage trams have run in passenger service … Continue reading

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Snaefell 1 says goodbye to the blues

After 11 years of running in the original Blue and White livery, Snaefell Mountain Railway 1 has now returned to the more standard Red, White and Teak livery style following a repaint undertaken at the Car Sheds in Laxey. The … Continue reading

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Isle of Man timetables for 2024 released

The timetables due to be operated by the four railways and tramways operated by Isle of Man Railways this year have been released and its pretty much a case of as you were with no major changes planned for any … Continue reading

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Full SYSTRA report released

The full report completed for the Isle of Man government by SYSTRA on the heritage railways and tramways on the island has now been released. Coming around a week after the recommendations had been revealed, the full 95 page report … Continue reading

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No guarantees over future of Tramway Terrace in Douglas

Will we actually see horse trams run again in 2024? There is a chance they won’t be operated according to Infrastructure Minister, Tim Crookall MHK, as he was unable to offer guarantees over the future of the historic Tramway Terrace, … Continue reading

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SYSTRA Isle of Man Railway report recommendations released

Its been long awaited and finally the report into the future of Isle of Man Railways (including the Steam Railway, Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and Douglas Bay Horse Tramway), which was originally expected in September 2023 is nearly … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2023!

We round-up things of which heritage trams ran in service on tramways in the British Isles during 2023 with a final “They Ran in 2023!”. In truth since we last ran this article at the start of November 2023 there … Continue reading

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Horse Tram passenger numbers down on pre-pandemic levels

In news that will probably surprise absolutely no-one it has been confirmed that passenger numbers on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway in 2023 were significantly down on the figures seen in 2018. Of course, 2018 was the last year that … Continue reading

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The Completely Random A-Z of Trams in the British Isles! D is for Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Its edition four of our A-Z of Trams in the British Isles and the letter we take a look at is D.

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Increase in passenger numbers on the Isle of Man heritage lines!

Some pleasing news to report from the Isle of Man is a major increase in passenger numbers recorded on the various heritage lines on the island – including for both the Manx Electric Railway and the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway.

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New report says Tramway Terrace is repairable

From it will have to be demolished, to we’re have another survey on it, to it is repairable after all – its been a bit of a mixed month for the historic Tramway Terrace in Douglas. The latest on the … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 19th November 2023

Its back to the Isle of Man for our latest set of photos:

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They’ve Run in 2023!

With the start of November traditionally the end of most heritage tram operating seasons across the British Isles (with just Beamish and Blackpool now offering the regular chance to ride on a heritage tram over the next couple of months, … Continue reading

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UK based Douglas Horse Trams on the move

In May 2021 two trams from the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway were transported across the Irish Sea to the Wirral Heritage Tramway and Museum having been acquired from outside storage at Jurby Transport Museum. Now two and a half years … Continue reading

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Tramway Terrace may not be demolished after all!

It was only a few days ago that we reported that the historic Tramway Terrace located in front of the horse tram stables in Douglas was to demolished after a recommendation from a safety inspection. But now there seems to … Continue reading

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