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Douglas Bay Tramway Heritage Trust is an education and conservation charity helping to promote and support the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, its draught horses and its historic tramcars.
 
The Horse Tramway is the oldest horse-drawn passenger tramway to remain in service anywhere in the World. Having opened in 1876, it still uses its original Victorian & Edwardian tramcars.
 
 
Our Tramway Guide provides comprehensive information about the history of the Tramway, its present day operation and services, the tram horses and the historic tramcars.

The Heritage Trust raises funds to provide assistance with the development of the Tramway as a visitor experience, the promotion, upkeep and welfare of its horses, the conservation of its historic tramcars, and much more besides.
 
 
About the Trust explains our charitable objectives and how, with your kind donations, we can help to support the Tramway, conserve its heritage and develop it as a broader educational visitor attraction.
 
http://www.dbtht.org/donate
 
   
Douglas Bay Trammers are the heavy draught horses that 'work' the tramway along the Douglas Promenades. There are currently more than twenty-five of these horses with the Tramway.
 
 
With their immense power, large round feet and generally good temperament, Clydesdales and Shires are well suited to pulling horse trams. Find out more on our Tram Horses guide page.
 
http://www.dbtht.org/sponsor
 
   
Thirteen Historic Tramcars from the Victorian and Edwardian eras have been retained by the Tramway to operate the horse tram service, a selection of open-sided cross-bench cars, enclosed saloons and even a double-decker!
 
 

Built between 1883 and 1913, these historic tramcars afford visitors the opportunity to experience urban public transit pre-dating the arrival of electric trams in the World. Our Tramcar Fleet guide page explains more.
  
Tramway News & Views shows you the latest 5 posts from the Facebook page of independent news and information service Douglas Bay Horse Tramway Online.