Category Archives: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

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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And another! Douglas Horse Tramway 11 arrives in Birkenhead

You’d think that one new tram arriving at the Wirral Transport Museum in a week would be enough wouldn’t you? But no, the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society have welcomed a second horse tram from the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway with … Continue reading

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Douglas Horse Tramway 47 moves to Birkenhead

In another of those unexpected tram moves, the Wirral Transport Museum at Taylor Street in Birkenhead is now home to a derelict Douglas Bay Horse Tramway tramcar with no. 47 having arrived at the museum on Tuesday 4th May 2021. … Continue reading

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Douglas Council leader calls on horse tramway to be stopped at Sefton Hotel

Unfortunately it remains the story which keeps giving more news – the saga of the redevelopment of Douglas Promenade and the relaying of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway tracks. The latest person to give their opinion is the current leader … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 28th February 2021

There is a double helping of photos this week as we head back in time to 2003 and 2004 on the Isle of Man as well as taking another look at the current trackworks in Blackpool:

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Full length Douglas Bay Horse thrown into doubt again

If this article was in a tabloid newspaper the word again in the headline would probably in capitals as it’s a story which keeps coming around time after time – it appears that the future of the full length Douglas … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Trams & Electric Railways of the Isle of Man

We are back in 2013 for this edition of “Trams in Video” with footage from the varied systems on the Isle of Man. Amongst the systems we see in operation are the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Manx Electric Railway and … Continue reading

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway said to be crucial for Manx tourism

In what is probably not a surprise to many readers of this website, the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway has been flagged as being a crucial element of Manx tourism. The comments were made by the outgoing director of Manx National … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway construction update

Its been a while since we’ve included an update on the relaying of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway but we change all that today with a photographic look at what has been happening on Douglas Prom recently. As we’ve reported … Continue reading

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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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