It seems hard to believe that we have already reached the end of another year of operation (some of us haven’t even had our main holiday of the year yet!) on the Douglas Horse Tramway with the last services due to run for 2015 over the weekend of Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. To mark the end of the 139th season of operation Douglas Borough Council have announced a number of special events with children going free and lots of trams out and about.
Normally when you go to the Douglas Horse Tramway there will be two trams in service on any one day (plus the occasional use of double decker 18 during the middle of the day) but over this last weekend it is planned that a variety of trams will be in service although no further details have been announced as to which trams might be in action. There will also be trams on display at Strathallan and you can visit the stables for a meet and greet with the hardworking Clydesdale horses. And then as the season draws to a close there will be a mini cavalcade at 1720 on Sunday 13th September.
Normal fares for adults will apply during the weekend but any child accompanied by an adult will be able to travel for free.
Intriguingly Douglas Borough Council have hinted at 2016 and said that there are planned to be some special celebrations to mark the 140th anniversary of the tramway. Obviously at this stage nothing official has been announced about just what sort of service may be operated on the tramway but hopefully this is the best indication yet that at least some trams will run during the year.