Category Archives: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

What’s New on British Trams Online? 15th May 2022

Just the one set of photos from this week but its a stunning collection from the Isle of Man:

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Now there’s more confidence that horse trams will run in 2022!

Well, they do say a week is a long time in politics! Only a week after Tim Crookall, Infrastructure Minister on the Isle of Man Government, said that he was doubtful that the horse trams would run in any form … Continue reading

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Major doubts that horse trams will run on Isle of Man in 2022

Just when you thought the ongoing saga of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway had taken as many twists and turns as is possible then another comes along. It now looks as if 2022 will be another year without any service … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2022!

Easter was traditionally the start of the operating season for heritage trams, and whilst that has changed in recent years with all year round operation at some lines in the UK it seems that it marks a good starting point … Continue reading

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Online Presentation: Isle of Man tramways and railways

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum have been running a series of online presentations mainly featuring the trolley lines of the State of Pennsylvania under the title “Trolleyology”. In January they wet further afield though with the railways and tramways of the … Continue reading

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Programme of events announced for Rush Hour on the Railways

This Easter Weekend (Friday 15th to Monday 18th April) will see the return of Rush Hour on the Railways to the Isle of Man with the heritage tramways and railways joining forces to offer a varied programme of events. For … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway Society call on Tynwald to honour decision to build full horse tramway

The Manx Electric Railway Society – a group with the express purpose of protecting and promoting the retention and development of not only the MER but also other tramways on the island at a reasonable cost – have called on … Continue reading

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Timetables announced for 2022 Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway seasons

The 2022 season on both the Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway (as well as the Isle of Man Steam Railway) are less than two months away and full details of the timetables due to run throughout the year … Continue reading

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway “extension” on hold

It may be a new year but unfortunately its still the same old Douglas Bay Horse Tramway saga and the “will it, won’t it” run all the way to the Sea Terminal. And the latest seems to be rather inevitably … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manx Electric Railway goes out in style for 2021 season with the Winter Heritage Transport Festival

There aren’t many tramways in the British Isles who end their season after their most intensive period of action in the year – but then the Manx Electric Railway isn’t like any other system! Sunday 31st October was the last … Continue reading

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And on it goes… Douglas Prom works to miss early November deadline

This article was updated following publication on 26/10/21. When is a deadline not a deadline? When its in connection with the redevelopment of Douglas Promenade it would appear! After the previous September deadline was missed (which was a revised deadline … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway construction update

Seemingly competing with the Blackpool North Railway Station tramway extension for how long can it possibly take to complete, work on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway has been continuing over the summer months on the Isle of Man with tracks … Continue reading

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Details confirmed for Manx Heritage Winter Transport Festival

As announced during the Mini Manx Heritage Transport Festival at the end of July/start of August, this October will see a new event on the Isle of Man – the Manx Heritage Winter Transport Festival. Taking place from 27th to … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 14th August 2021

Our main site update this week includes photos from the Isle of Man and Blackpool (its different sets of photos but is the same places as last week!) along with our usual Fleet List updates:

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Manx Electric Railway service report: 30th July to 1st August

With the Mini Manx Heritage Transport Festival taking place between Friday 30th July and Sunday 1st August this is a report on the output on the Manx Electric Railway during this period along with details of the Snaefell Mountain Railway … Continue reading

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Winter Transport Festival to come on the Isle of Man

After the success of the recent Mini Manx Heritage Transport Festival it has now been announced that there will be an extra winter Transport Festival on the Isle of Man – although strictly speaking its taking place in the autumn!

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In Pictures: Douglas Promenade works

Its probably fair to say that the redevelopment of Douglas Promenade has not been the smoothest civil engineering project out there. With delays, cost overruns and what seems to have been constant changes it has caused disruption in Douglas for … Continue reading

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Introducing the Mini Manx Heritage Transport Festival!

The past 18 months have been a case of restrictions introduced, events cancelled or severely scaled back so its always nice to bring some positive news as Isle of Man Transport have confirmed that a three day Mini Manx Heritage … Continue reading

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Reminder: Zoom presentations on the tramways and railways of the Isle of Man

Remember for those of you interested in the Zoom presentations on the tramway and railways of the Isle of Man they will be taking place on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th July. Anyone can join the rehearsal showings at 2000 … Continue reading

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Heritage Tramways – updated list of operating dates

As more areas of society continue to be opened up we thought it was time for another summary of which heritage tramways are currently operating and why. This list should (if I’ve remembered everywhere!) include details of all operating heritage … Continue reading

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