‘Raad tram-cabbil baie ghoolish’ “….tinkling tramcars, like toast racks, Sweeping the curve of the bay.” (Sir Hall Caine) The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
'Horse tram 18 - Douglas, 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'
Welcome - ‘Failt ort’ The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway travels approximately 1.6 miles along the seafront in Douglas, on the Isle of Man.
Discover more about this historic tramway….
Isle of Man Home of Rest for Old Horses
A selection of photos featuring some of the ‘trammers’ on their winter break. These photos were taken in December, during the heavy snowfall.
Snow - Winter 2017
Horsepower!
Plan your journey
Over the coming weeks there is lots more to be added, so please check back for updates!
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The 2019 horse tram service is scheduled to run from Thursday 25 April to Sunday 3 November ** ** may be subject to change due to promenade works
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“….tinkling tramcars, like toast racks, Sweeping the curve of the bay.” (Sir Hall Caine) The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway Raad tram-cabbil baie ghoolish 'Horse tram 18 - Douglas, 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'
Welcome - ‘Failt ort’ The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway travels approximately 1.6 miles along the seafront in Douglas, on the Isle of Man.
Discover more about this historic tramway….
Over the coming weeks there is lots more to be added, so please check back for updates!
The 2019 horse tram service is scheduled to run from Thursday 25 April to Sunday 3 November ** ** may be subject to change due to promenade works
Isle of Man Home of Rest for Old Horses
A selection of photos featuring some of the ‘trammers’ on their winter break. These photos were taken in December, during the heavy snowfall.
Snow - Winter 2017
Horsepower!
Plan your journey
The 2019 horse tram service is scheduled to run from Thursday 25 April to Sunday 3 November ** ** may be subject to change due to promenade works
'Horse tram 18 - Douglas, Isle of Man' ‘Raad tram-cabbil baie ghoolish’ “….tinkling tramcars, like toast racks, Sweeping the curve of the bay.” (Sir Hall Caine) The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
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.
Isle of Man Home of Rest for Old Horses
A selection of photos featuring some of the ‘trammers’ on their winter break. These photos were taken in December, during the heavy snowfall.
Snow - Winter 2017
Horsepower!
Plan your journey
Over the coming weeks there is lots more to be added, so please check back for updates!
Discover more about this historic tramway….
'Thomas Lightfoot'
Welcome - ‘Failt ort’ The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway travels approximately 1.6 miles along the seafront in Douglas, on the Isle of Man.
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