‘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 the end of March until the start of November, and are 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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The 2018 horse tram service will operate from the 29th March until the 4th November
Established in 1876 by Thomas Lightfoot
Isle of Man Home of Rest for Old Horses
Horsepower!
Plan your journey
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 the end of March until the start of November, and are 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
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 2018 horse tram service will operate from the 29th March until the 4th November
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 the end of March until the start of November, and are 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
The 2018 horse tram service will operate from the 29th March until the 4th November
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