Category Archives: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

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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Trams in Video: Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary – September 2018

It may have been a video we have seen before but today we take you back to September 2018 and the incredible Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary events on the Isle of Man.

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Horse trams to return for last weekend of season

In an unexpected development, Isle of Man Transport have announced that the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway will run once more this year after all with service operating on both Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November. With the island’s other heritage … Continue reading

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway ends season early

Its been a stop start year for operations on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway and now it has been announced it is over to enable the Prom reconstruction works to continue throughout the remainder of the year and beyond.

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This week on British Trams Online

Off to the Isle of Man for this week’s main site update:

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In Review: Isle of Man Heritage Transport Festival – July 2019

Every July Isle of Man Transport run a five day Heritage Transport event showcasing their four systems: Isle of Man Steam Railway, Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and Manx Electric Railway. Ably supported by the volunteers at Groudle … Continue reading

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An extended trot on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Since the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway reopened for the 2019 season on 24th May the trammers have only been able to haul the trams for a short section between Derby Castle and Switzerland Road. But on Tuesday 13th August the … Continue reading

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In Preview: Manx Heritage Transport Festival – 24th to 28th July

The second and biggest transport event of the year on the Isle of Man is just a week away! The Manx Heritage Transport Festival takes place this year between Wednesday 24th and Sunday 28th July with events across the island … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Latest from the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

With the busy TT period now over on the Isle of Man it is back to business as usual on Douglas Promenade with the redevelopment work having recommenced. This work, of course, also means more track will be installed which … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Horse trams and diesels run on Horse Tramway

Last month when preparations for the return of services on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway were in full swing there were a couple of visitors to the newly laid rails. We have previously seen the Manx Electric Railway works diesel … Continue reading

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Horse Trams start running again

Not previously reported on these pages but on Friday 24th May public services started running once again on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway. As we’ve mentioned previously the start of this season will see a much shorter tramway in operation … Continue reading

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Toastrack 21 returns as testing continues

Its all go on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway this week with testing continuing along the 500 metres of track available ahead of a start of service (planned for the end of May and in time for the TT period … Continue reading

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Horse Trams start testing!

Following hot on the heels of the unique use of Manx Electric Railway works car 34 on Tuesday 21st May along the new Douglas Bay Horse Tramway tracks the first horse tram of 2019 has now run with Rocky hauling … Continue reading

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