Category Archives: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Another design change for the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

It would seem that every time you think a final design has been agreed for the relaying of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway there is another tweak and so it is again, although whereas most seem to be further eroding … Continue reading

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MER to return!

It has been announced that the Manx Electric Railway (along with the Isle of Man Steam Railway) will return to service later this month having not been running since March as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The MER will … Continue reading

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Horse Trams move into their new home

A lot of the news we bring you from the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway concerns the will it, won’t it saga of just how far the tramway will eventually run for but this time we bring you a story which … Continue reading

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Isle of Man Government commit to completing Horse Tramway – in winter 2021/22

It’s a story which still no signs of having a final resolution – we are of course talking about the relaying of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway all the way between Derby Castle and the Sea Terminal. Last time we … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Isle of Man Horse Trams – July & September 2013

A trip across the Irish Sea to the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway for this latest edition of “Trams in Video”. Filmed in July and September 2013 we see both the horse trams running along Douglas Promenade as well as a … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Trams and Trains on the Isle of Man

Its another “general purpose transport” video today as we are off to the Isle of Man for footage of the various tramways and railways on the island. Included are clips from the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Groudle Glen Railway, Great … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

It’s a Bank Holiday weekend and you know what that means? No, it doesn’t mean there are lots of special tram events – not this year at any rate! – but it means we have a double dose of Photo … Continue reading

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Campaign launched to save the full Horse Tramway – again!

We suggested earlier this month we doubted this story has run its course and sure enough the ongoing saga of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway looks like it is here to stay once more! As you recall earlier this week … Continue reading

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Horse Tram route won’t be completed by 2021

I guess its reassuring that even though we are all adapting to a new way of life thanks to Covid-19 there are some things which still plough as usual – such as the saga of the relaying of tracks for … Continue reading

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Manx Heritage Transport Festival cancelled – goes online!

It has been confirmed that the second big heritage transport event on the Isle of Man of the year has been cancelled with the Manx Heritage Transport Festival following Rush Hour on the Railways as going online. The Virtual Transport … Continue reading

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Douglas Prom works to resume

After being suspended at the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, it has now been announced that works on the Douglas Promenade reconstruction – including the relaying of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway – will resume from Monday 4th May with … Continue reading

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Back into the archives for another double-helping of photos this week:

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Heritage organisations start to shut down after latest government advice **updated 20th March**

The situation with closures and changes to openings of heritage tramways and museums continues to change rapidly as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to make itself felt. It is inevitable, sensible and understandable that these decisions have to be made and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New Strathallan Depot taking shape

Due to be officially opened on Easter Monday, 13th April, the new Strathallan Depot – which will provide a home for the trams of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway – is making excellent progress with the main structure now in … Continue reading

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Strathallan Depot to be officially opened as part of Rush Hour on the Railways

The first of two big general transport events on the Isle of Man for 2020 will see the official opening of the new Douglas Bay Horse Tramway Depot at Strathallan. Rush Hour on the Railways takes place over the Easter … Continue reading

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Significant fall recorded in tram passengers on the Isle of Man

After the past few years have seen increases in passenger numbers on the Isle of Man’s main tramways and railways, 2019 has seen a significant fall in all three tramways with just the Steam Railway seeing a rise. Many reasons … Continue reading

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Douglas Promenade reconstruction budget includes no funding for tramway signals

It has been confirmed that as part of the budget for the reconstruction of Douglas Promenade – which includes the relaying and partial re-siting of the horse tramway – no allowance was made for signalling. The item was discussed at … Continue reading

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Ian Longworth back in charge at Isle of Man Transport

At the end of 2018 it was announced that Isle of Man Director of Transport Ian Longworth would be stepping down from his role as he started to prepare for retirement with a reduced hours job to manage Department of … Continue reading

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They ran in 2019…

Bringing 2019 to a close – its all looking forward from here on in! – we take one final look at those trams which ran on heritage tramways during the year. As far as we know this is a complete … Continue reading

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2020 timetable released on the Isle of Man

One thing you can always be sure of nowadays is that the planned timetables for the main three tramways and railways on the Isle of Man will be released nice and early and that is certainly the case again with … Continue reading

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