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This week on British Trams Online

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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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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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