Robin
‘Alec’ is a very inquisitive horse. He spends the winter grazing with his friend ‘Bobby’. He loves getting lots of attention and meeting people. He is very well behaved in the stable. Hopefully he will soon be proudly trotting along Douglas Promenade.
Alec
‘Amby’ is the joker of the group, always up to mischief. He likes to have a good scratch and will often rub his head on you, nearly knocking you over! If the stable door is left open he will sometimes try to get out to see his friend ‘Charles’.
Amby
‘Andrew’ is a very big and handsome horse. He used to attend the heavy horse classes at our local agricultural shows for a number of years. He looked very smart with his plaited mane and tail. In 2016, he had his final training and is now seen in regular service.
Andrew
‘Bobby’ is a very friendly horse. He used to attend the heavy horse classes at local agricultural shows for a number of years. He looked very smart with his plaited mane and tail. Hopefully he will soon be proudly trotting along Douglas Promenade.
Bobby
‘Charles’ has a very large white patch up one side of his leg, so he is easy to recognise! If you leave the stable door open he will sometimes try to get out to see his friend ‘Amby’. He loves being groomed and he loves his work.
Charles
‘Douglas’ likes to plod along at his own pace. With his easy going nature, you will see him taking part in events such as Douglas carnival. You will sometimes see him paired up with ‘William’ pulling double decker no.18. In the winter he takes part in local ploughing matches.
Douglas
‘Harry’ attends the heavy horse classes at local agricultural shows. He looks very smart with his plaited mane and tail. He has spent the winter months trying his hoof at ploughing. and is currently training on the beach. Hopefully he will soon be proudly trotting along Douglas Promenade.
Harry
‘Ian’ was named after the Lieutenant Governor of the time, Ian McFadyen. He will kick the door, and scrape his foot when there is food around and at meal times to let you know he is ready to be fed! He can often be seen having a nap with his head over the door.
Ian
‘Keith’ was quite excitable when he first started working but has now settled down nicely. He doesn’t wear blinkers, and you will see him bouncing along the promenade, looking at everything! In the winter he takes part in local ploughing matches.
Keith
‘Kewin’ has a very long flowing mane, making him very easy to recognise. He loves meeting all sorts of people, and is a very quiet but slightly nervous horse. In 2016, he had his final training and was seen out in regular service. He also works without blinkers.
Kewin
‘Mark’ is the oldest and smallest member of the team. His brother is ‘Robert’. As part of the 125th anniversary celebrations in 2001, he was adopted by the Lieutenant Governor of the time, Ian McFadyen. In the winter he takes part in local ploughing matches.
Mark
‘Robert’ is one of the older, and more experienced horses. When he was younger, he sustained an eye injury whilst out grazing in the fields near the reservoir. This doesn’t bother him at all, and he loves his work. He is a very quiet and friendly horse. His brother is ‘Mark’.
Robert
‘Rocky’ is another very stocky horse. His mane and tail are different colours making him easy to recognise! He loves being groomed and is very keen to go to work. In the winter months he takes part in local ploughing matches.
Rocky
‘Steve’ is the tallest horse in the team. Harnessing him up for work can be a bit of a challenge! He is a true ‘gentle giant’ and loves being groomed and meeting people. He likes to plod along and is a very reliable horse.
Steve
‘Torrin’ is a very striking looking horse. He attends the heavy horse classes at our local agricultural shows. He looks very smart with his plaited mane and tail. In 2016, he had his final training and is now seen in regular service.
Torrin
‘William’ is a very quiet and willing horse. In 2016, for the 140th anniversary year, he was paired up with ‘Douglas’. As part of the celebrations, they proudly pulled double decker No.18 along Douglas Promenade.
William
‘Nelson’ is the second of two new additions for 2017. He will be able to start his training in the fields and on the beach very soon. When he has successfully completed his training he will be able to join the others proudly pulling trams along the Promenade!
Nelson
‘Philip’ is easy to recognise due to his coat colour. Years ago he had to have a tumour removed from his eye, but recovered well and returned to ‘tramming’. He is not keen on having his legs washed with the hose, which can be challenging with four white legs to clean every day!
Philip
‘Robin’ is a very solid horse. He used to attend the heavy horse classes at our local agricultural shows for a number of years. He looked very smart with his plaited mane and tail. He has had some initial training and has now progressed to pulling service trams.
‘Teddy’ has a lot of white markings, and a white face, making him very easy to recognise. It can take a long time and a lot of soap to get him clean every day though! He is a very well behaved horse and thoroughly enjoys his work.
Teddy
‘Blae’ is one of two new additions for 2017. She is currently the only female member of the team, and the youngest! In Manx her name means ‘flower’. In a few years time she will be able to start her training and become a fully fledged ‘trammer’.
Blae Photo  douglashorsetramway.net
Meet the ‘trammers’ Find out more about the beautiful Shires and Clydesdales (affectionately known as ‘trammers’), who provide the motive power for the tramway.
‘Raad tram-cabbil baie ghoolish’ “….tinkling tramcars, like toast racks, Sweeping the curve of the bay.” (Sir Hall Caine) The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway Horsepower! ‘Trammer’ of the week
‘Amby’ is the joker of the group, always up to mischief. He likes to have a good scratch and will often rub his head on you, nearly knocking you over! If the stable door is left open he will sometimes try to get out to see his friend ‘Charles’.
Amby
‘Alec’ is a very inquisitive horse. He spends the winter grazing with his friend ‘Bobby’. He loves getting lots of attention and meeting people. He is very well behaved in the stable. Hopefully he will soon be proudly trotting along Douglas Promenade.
Alec
‘Andrew’ is a very big and handsome horse. He used to attend the heavy horse classes at our local agricultural shows for a number of years. He looked very smart with his plaited mane and tail. In 2016, he had his final training and is now seen in regular service.
Andrew
‘Bobby’ is a very friendly horse. He used to attend the heavy horse classes at local agricultural shows for a number of years. He looked very smart with his plaited mane and tail. Hopefully he will soon be proudly trotting along Douglas Promenade.
Bobby
‘Charles’ has a very large white patch up one side of his leg, so he is easy to recognise! If you leave the stable door open he will sometimes try to get out to see his friend ‘Amby’. He loves being groomed and he loves his work.
Charles
‘Douglas’ likes to plod along at his own pace. With his easy going nature, you will see him taking part in events such as Douglas carnival. You will sometimes see him paired up with ‘William’ pulling double decker no.18. In the winter he takes part in local ploughing matches.
Douglas
‘Harry’ attends the heavy horse classes at local agricultural shows. He looks very smart with his plaited mane and tail. He has spent the winter months trying his hoof at ploughing. and is currently training on the beach. Hopefully he will soon be proudly trotting along Douglas Promenade.
Harry
‘Ian’ was named after the Lieutenant Governor of the time, Ian McFadyen. He will kick the door, and scrape his foot when there is food around and at meal times to let you know he is ready to be fed! He can often be seen having a nap with his head over the door.
Ian
‘Keith’ was quite excitable when he first started working but has now settled down nicely. He doesn’t wear blinkers, and you will see him bouncing along the promenade, looking at everything! In the winter he takes part in local ploughing matches.
Keith
‘Kewin’ has a very long flowing mane, making him very easy to recognise. He loves meeting all sorts of people, and is a very quiet but slightly nervous horse. In 2016, he had his final training and was seen out in regular service. He also works without blinkers.
Kewin
‘Mark’ is the oldest and smallest member of the team. His brother is ‘Robert’. As part of the 125th anniversary celebrations in 2001, he was adopted by the Lieutenant Governor of the time, Ian McFadyen. In the winter he takes part in local ploughing matches.
Mark
‘Robert’ is one of the older, and more experienced horses. When he was younger, he sustained an eye injury whilst out grazing in the fields near the reservoir. This doesn’t bother him at all, and he loves his work. He is a very quiet and friendly horse. His brother is ‘Mark’.
Robert
‘Robin’ is a very solid horse. He used to attend the heavy horse classes at our local agricultural shows for a number of years. He looked very smart with his plaited mane and tail. He has had some initial training and has now progressed to pulling service trams.
‘Rocky’ is another very stocky horse. His mane and tail are different colours making him easy to recognise! He loves being groomed and is very keen to go to work. In the winter months he takes part in local ploughing matches.
Rocky
‘Steve’ is the tallest horse in the team. Harnessing him up for work can be a bit of a challenge! He is a true ‘gentle giant’ and loves being groomed and meeting people. He likes to plod along and is a very reliable horse.
Steve
‘Teddy’ has a lot of white markings, and a white face, making him very easy to recognise. It can take a long time and a lot of soap to get him clean every day though! He is a very well behaved horse and thoroughly enjoys his work.
Teddy
‘Torrin’ is a very striking looking horse. He attends the heavy horse classes at our local agricultural shows. He looks very smart with his plaited mane and tail. In 2016, he had his final training and is now seen in regular service.
Torrin
‘William’ is a very quiet and willing horse. In 2016, for the 140th anniversary year, he was paired up with ‘Douglas’. As part of the celebrations, they proudly pulled double decker No.18 along Douglas Promenade.
William
‘Blae’ is one of two new additions for 2017. She is currently the only female member of the team, and the youngest! In Manx her name means ‘flower’. In a few years time she will be able to start her training and become a fully fledged ‘trammer’.
Blae
‘Philip’ is easy to recognise due to his coat colour. He had to have a tumour removed from his eye, but recovered well and returned to ‘tramming’. He is not keen on having his legs washed with the hose, which can be challenging with four white legs to clean every day!
Philip
‘Nelson’ is the second of two new additions for 2017. He will be able to start his training in the fields and on the beach very soon. When he has successfully completed his training he will be able to join the others proudly pulling trams along the Promenade!
Photo  douglashorsetramway.net
Meet the ‘trammers’ Find out more about the beautiful Shires and Clydesdales (affectionately known as ‘trammers’), who provide the motive power for the tramway.
Horsepower!
“….tinkling tramcars, like toast racks, Sweeping the curve of the bay.” (Sir Hall Caine) The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway Raad tram-cabbil baie ghoolish ‘Trammer’ of the week Robin Nelson
‘Andrew’ is a very big and handsome horse. He used to attend the heavy horse classes at our local agricultural shows for a number of years. He looked very smart with his plaited mane and tail. In 2016, he had his final training and is now seen in regular service.
Andrew
‘Bobby’ is a very friendly horse. He used to attend the heavy horse classes at local agricultural shows for a number of years. He looked very smart with his plaited mane and tail. Hopefully he will soon be proudly trotting along Douglas Promenade.
Bobby
‘Charles’ has a very large white patch up one side of his leg, so he is easy to recognise! If you leave the stable door open he will sometimes try to get out to see his friend ‘Amby’. He loves being groomed and he loves his work.
Charles
‘Douglas’ likes to plod along at his own pace. With his easy going nature, you will see him taking part in events such as Douglas carnival. You will sometimes see him paired up with ‘William’ pulling double decker no.18. In the winter he takes part in local ploughing matches.
Douglas
‘Harry’ attends the heavy horse classes at local agricultural shows. He looks very smart with his plaited mane and tail. He has spent the winter months trying his hoof at ploughing. and is currently training on the beach. Hopefully he will soon be proudly trotting along Douglas Promenade.
Harry
‘Ian’ was named after the Lieutenant Governor of the time, Ian McFadyen. He will kick the door, and scrape his foot when there is food around and at meal times to let you know he is ready to be fed! He can often be seen having a nap with his head over the door.
Ian
‘Keith’ was quite excitable when he first started working but has now settled down nicely. He doesn’t wear blinkers, and you will see him bouncing along the promenade, looking at everything! In the winter he takes part in local ploughing matches.
Keith
‘Kewin’ has a very long flowing mane, making him very easy to recognise. He loves meeting all sorts of people, and is a very quiet but slightly nervous horse. In 2016, he had his final training and was seen out in regular service. He also works without blinkers.
Kewin
‘Mark’ is the oldest and smallest member of the team. His brother is ‘Robert’. As part of the 125th anniversary celebrations in 2001, he was adopted by the Lieutenant Governor of the time, Ian McFadyen. In the winter he takes part in local ploughing matches.
Mark
‘Robert’ is one of the older, and more experienced horses. When he was younger, he sustained an eye injury whilst out grazing in the fields near the reservoir. This doesn’t bother him at all, and he loves his work. He is a very quiet and friendly horse. His brother is ‘Mark’.
Robert
‘Rocky’ is another very stocky horse. His mane and tail are different colours making him easy to recognise! He loves being groomed and is very keen to go to work. In the winter months he takes part in local ploughing matches.
Rocky
‘Steve’ is the tallest horse in the team. Harnessing him up for work can be a bit of a challenge! He is a true ‘gentle giant’ and loves being groomed and meeting people. He likes to plod along and is a very reliable horse.
Steve
‘Torrin’ is a very striking looking horse. He attends the heavy horse classes at our local agricultural shows. He looks very smart with his plaited mane and tail. In 2016, he had his final training and is now seen in regular service.
Torrin
‘William’ is a very quiet and willing horse. In 2016, for the 140th anniversary year, he was paired up with ‘Douglas’. As part of the celebrations, they proudly pulled double decker No.18 along Douglas Promenade.
William
‘Nelson’ is the second of two new additions for 2017. He will be able to start his training in the fields and on the beach very soon. When he has successfully completed his training he will be able to join the others proudly pulling trams along the Promenade!
‘Philip’ is easy to recognise due to his coat colour. Years ago he had to have a tumour removed from his eye, but recovered well and returned to ‘tramming’. He is not keen on having his legs washed with the hose, which can be challenging with four white legs to clean every day!
Philip
‘Robin’ is a very solid horse. He used to attend the heavy horse classes at our local agricultural shows for a number of years. He looked very smart with his plaited mane and tail. He has had some initial training and has now progressed to pulling service trams.
Robin
‘Teddy’ has a lot of white markings, and a white face, making him very easy to recognise. It can take a long time and a lot of soap to get him clean every day though! He is a very well behaved horse and thoroughly enjoys his work.
Teddy
‘Blae’ is one of two new additions for 2017. She is currently the only female member of the team, and the youngest! In Manx her name means ‘flower’. In a few years time she will be able to start her training and become a fully fledged ‘trammer’.
Blae
‘Amby’ is the joker of the group, always up to mischief. He likes to have a good scratch and will often rub his head on you, nearly knocking you over! If the stable door is left open he will sometimes try to get out to see his friend ‘Charles’.
Amby
‘Alec’ is a very inquisitive horse. He spends the winter grazing with his friend ‘Bobby’. He loves getting lots of attention and meeting people. He is very well behaved in the stable.  Hopefully he will soon be proudly trotting along Douglas Promenade.
Alec
Horsepower! Photo  douglashorsetramway.net
Meet the ‘trammers’ Find out more about the beautiful Shires and Clydesdales (affectionately known as ‘trammers’), who provide the motive power for the tramway.
‘Raad tram-cabbil baie ghoolish’ “….tinkling tramcars, like toast racks, Sweeping the curve of the bay.” (Sir Hall Caine) The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway ‘Trammer’ of the week Nelson