‘Raad tram-cabbil baie ghoolish’ “….tinkling tramcars, like toast racks, Sweeping the curve of the bay.” (Sir Hall Caine) The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway Photo  douglashorsetramway.net
Welcome - ‘Failt ort’ Discover more about the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, running along the seafront in Douglas, on the Isle of Man.
The horse trams are an iconic part of the of the Isle of Man. Started in 1876 by Thomas Lightfoot to take advantage of the booming tourist trade, the 3ft gauge horse tramway runs from the main depot at Derby Castle, along the Promenade to the Sea Terminal. The trams run from early April until early November, and are currently operated by Isle of Man Transport as part of their Heritage Railway offering. Many of the original fleet of cars are still in use today, and it is a popular tourist attraction and tramway of important historic value. It is the oldest surviving Horse Tramway in Britain, and the only one to have operated continuously since its opening (with the exception of World War II). In South Australia, a similar system also exists. There are also other smaller horse drawn systems operating around the world.
‘Thomas Lightfoot’ Illustration  Sandra Constantine
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Celebrated 141 Years on 7th August 2017
Established in 1876 by Thomas Lightfoot
Isle of Man Home of Rest for Old Horses
Horsepower!
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Over the coming weeks there is lots more to be added, so please check back for updates!
A selection of photos featuring some of the ‘trammers’ on their winter break. These photos were taken in December, during the heavy snowfall.
Photo  douglashorsetramway.net
Snow - Winter 2017
The   horse   trams   are   an   iconic   part   of   the of    the    Isle    of    Man.    Started    in    1876    by Thomas    Lightfoot    to    take    advantage    of the   booming   tourist   trade,   the   3ft   gauge horse   tramway   runs   from   the   main   depot at   Derby   Castle,   along   the   Promenade   to the    Sea    Terminal.    The    trams    run    from early   April   until   early   November,   and   are currently      operated      by      Isle      of      Man Transport      as     part     of     their     Heritage Railway   offering.   Many   of   the   original   fleet of   cars   are   still   in   use   today,   and   it   is   a popular   tourist   attraction   and   tramway   of important    historic   value.    It    is    the    oldest surviving    Horse    Tramway    in    Britain,    and the       only       one       to       have       operated continuously   since   its   opening   (with   the exception     of     World     War     II).     In     South Australia,    a    similar    system    also    exists. There   are   also   other   smaller   horse   drawn systems operating around the world.
Photo  douglashorsetramway.net
“….tinkling tramcars, like toast racks, Sweeping the curve of the bay.” (Sir Hall Caine) The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway Raad tram-cabbil baie ghoolish ‘Thomas Lightfoot’ Illustration  Sandra Constantine
Over the coming weeks there is lots more to be added, so please check back for updates!
Welcome - ‘Failt ort’ Discover more about the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, running along the seafront in Douglas, on the Isle of Man.
Established in 1876 by Thomas Lightfoot
Celebrated 141 Years on 7th August 2017
Isle of Man Home of Rest for Old Horses
Horsepower!
Plan your journey
Find out more >>
A selection of photos featuring some of the ‘trammers’ on their winter break. These photos were taken in December, during the heavy snowfall.
Photo  douglashorsetramway.net
Snow - Winter 2017
The horse trams are an iconic part of the of the Isle of Man. Started in 1876 by Thomas Lightfoot to take advantage of the booming tourist trade, the 3ft gauge horse tramway runs from the main depot at Derby Castle, along the Promenade to the Sea Terminal. The trams run from early April until early November, and are currently operated by Isle of Man Transport as part of their Heritage Railway offering. Many of the original fleet of cars are still in use today, and it is a popular tourist attraction and tramway of important historic value. It is the oldest surviving Horse Tramway in Britain, and the only one to have operated continuously since its opening (with the exception of World War II). In South Australia, a similar system also exists. There are also other smaller horse drawn systems operating around the world.
Welcome - ‘Failt ort’ Discover more about the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, running along the seafront in Douglas, on the Isle of Man.
Photo  douglashorsetramway.net ‘Thomas Lightfoot’ Illustration  Sandra Constantine
Find out more >>
Over the coming weeks there is lots more to be added, so please check back for updates!
‘Raad tram-cabbil baie ghoolish’ “….tinkling tramcars, like toast racks, Sweeping the curve of the bay.” (Sir Hall Caine) The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Established in 1876 by Thomas Lightfoot
Celebrated 141 Years on 7th August 2017
Isle of Man Home of Rest for Old Horses
Horsepower!
Plan your journey
A selection of photos featuring some of the ‘trammers’ on their winter break. These photos were taken in December, during the heavy snowfall.
Photo  douglashorsetramway.net
Snow - Winter 2017